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2012 NFL Draft Rumors: Vikings Open To Trading Down, Reportedly In Talks With Tampa Bay

The Minnesota Vikings have been blowing smoke all over the place in the past month or so about what they're planning to do with their third overall pick in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft. It's pretty much down to two guys at this point, Matt Kalil and Morris Claiborne.

Of course, that assumes that they don't trade their pick away.

It's looking more and more likely that the third overall pick won't actually be in the Vikings possession after the draft starts, with both Adam Schefter and John Clayton tweeting on draft day that the Vikings are looking to move their pick around. Clayton in particular was specific enough to point out that they were looking to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to move up with Kalil and Claiborne -- two of the best talents in the draft -- up for the taking.

The Vikings continue to talk Claiborne and Kalil, hoping to get Tampa Bay to trade up. Still think they go Kalil.

The question is, how much are the Vikings asking from Tampa to only trade up two spots?

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