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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings Select CB Morris Claiborne With 3rd Pick

In Mel Kiper's latest 2012 NFL Mock Draft, he projects the Minnesota Vikings will select former LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne with the third overall pick. Via Kiper:

I still think this one could go a few ways. The Vikings could target offensive line as we've had them pegged throughout this process, or they could trade down. But my hunch for now says they'll go with Claiborne, the gifted corner out of LSU. It's a need spot, and if they can't get a deal done to move down -- and I believe that's their preferred route -- he fits.

Claiborne made 51 tackles and six interceptions in his junior year at LSU. He is considered the top defensive back by most draft experts.

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