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Vikings Are Essentially On The Clock

News broke late on Friday night, via Jay Glazer, that the St. Louis Rams have traded the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Washington Redskins.

According to Glazer, the bounty (ha!) is quite plentiful.  The Rams will receive the sixth overall pick in this Draft, two future first round picks, and other multiple draft choices.  It is assumed, and for good reason, that Washington plans to use the second pick on Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.

 It will be tough for some Vikings fans to think about how close this franchise could have been to netting such a profit had they not beat, coincidentally, the Redskins on Christmas Eve with Joe Webb and Toby Gerhart playing the roles of unlikely heroes, but not all is lost.

The deal cannot be finalized until the league year begins on Tuesday, but as I stated previously, the Vikings now find themselves in a pretty good situation.

They can now take the player they find to be the best non-quarterback addition to the roster whether it be Matt Kalil, Morris Claiborne, or Justin Blackmon.  They can also begin to entertain offers for teams, like perhaps the Bengals, that may be looking to move up and snag a player they covet.

The Vikings may not have the same leverage that St. Louis had, but they suddenly have a lot more of it than they did on Friday morning.

I hope Rick Spielman’s cell phone came with unlimited minutes.

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  1. Hey Dubs,
    What are the chances Frazier lures one, or more of the products of The Colt’s recent house cleaning? Say, Diem or Garçon?

    1. It will be interesting to see just how much sway Frazier has on decisions like that now tha Spielman holds all the cards. I have to say, though, the Colts have jettisoned a lot of guys but none of the names jump out to me as awesome fits in Minnesota.

  2. WOW a creazy trade (by the way, 1st and 2nd community pick right)
    I think they gave up way to much.. 3 first rounders? !#?!?# 3?????
    no matter how great they are next year that will probaly still be a top 16 pick, and likely the same in ’14. No matter how you look at it they gave a boatload of picks.
    – I think it was a brilliant trade by the rams – And if they still are able to land Justin Blackmon at 6 might be the best move of the entire draft-

  3. Yeah, after seeing their ages, doesn’t make sense given the younger angle of recent articles. I would say Garçon, however, peaks my interest a little bit. Kinda like a girl that’s intriguing but you’re not sure if you should hit on her, or not.