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NFL Draft Rumors: Trade Could Happen With Vikings' Top Pick

Apparently, things are starting to heat up for the Minnesota Vikings and the third pick in Thursday night's draft. According to Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, other team's are starting to call about the possibility of trading up to acquire the Vikings' third overall selection.

Originally assumed to be locked into taking Southern California left tackle, Matt Kalil, other players such as LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon have been targeted as potential players of interest to the Vikings. Now it appears as though those same players may be used as bargaining chips in a potential trade.

Coming off a dismal 3-13 season in 2011-12, the Vikings are looking to do whatever they can to improve their team, even if that means moving their top selection in order to add additional assests.

However, Spielman has made it clear that the only way he moves the pick is if the offer on the other end is too good for him to pass up.

"If there is some kind of deal where you can set up the future of the organization not only this year but potential picks in the future as well?" Spielman said via Twincities.com. "You have to weigh that into consideration."

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