Spielman: Vikings might trade No. 3 pick, even at the last minute

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Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman speculated about trading the No. 3 pick in this month's NFL draft on Friday, Pro Football Weekly reported.

It is widely expected that quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III will be taken first and second when the draft commences on April 26 in New York.

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"I think those picks will go relatively quickly," Spielman said. "But I’m sure there will be some conversations before that pick if we’re going to (make a trade)."

Most mock drafts have been projecting that Minnesota will take USC tackle Matt Kalil at No. 3.

"If we want to get out of that pick, we’ll [determine] what it will take to get out of that pick," Spielman said. "Plus you have to be careful of how far you would want to go [down in the draft]. You have to know what you’re looking at, depending on how far you go back. Are you getting yourself out of the [range of] the supposedly blue-chip type of players?"

Just for extra suspense, Spielman even added, "There are times we have been in (the war room) and we’ve done deals on the clock. It’s an unknown, but you’re prepared for both ways."

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