ST. CLOUD, Minn.- Once again it’s time for the NFL’s favorite off-season event, the NFL Draft. All thirty-two teams will have three days to try and find future players to build their teams around.
Earlier this week it was announced that the Colts(who have the first pick in the draft) will select Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck. As for the second pick the Washington Redskins traded up from number six to number two to potentially take Baylor Quarterback Robert Griffin III. Now things get a little more difficult as to what will happen next as the Vikings choose at number three.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman told reporters in a pre-draft press conference that the time will go in one of four options. Take USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil, LSU Cornerback Morris Claiborne, Oklahoma State Wide Receiver Justin Blackman or trade the third overall pick completely.
There are so many holes the Vikings need to address on both sides of the ball, that make this pick very valuable. If they are able to trade the pick for the right price they may be able to get additional picks to help fill the holes or trade for some veteran players who can help out now.
Should they decide to keep they pick and take one of their three players they could then have a key piece on their team for many years to come.
Either way the Vikings will have a lot of thinking to do to help get this team back on the right track as well as potentially help land them a new stadium.
So with the draft starting tomorrow the Vikings are now on the clock.