Rick Spielman better invest in some Q-Tips to make damn sure his ears are clear when listening to teams about the potential trading of the No. 3 pick in this year’s draft.
For the Minnesota Vikings, the 2012 NFL Draft is more than a step in the rebuilding process; it’s so much more than adding pieces to help young quarterback Christian Ponder along in his development. This draft is an opportunity for this organization to put themselves in a position to put a stop to what has been a nauseating two-year roller-coaster ride that started back on January 24th, 2010.
And, like an email I very recently received from my ex-girlfriend, five years after we broke up and last spoke to each other, saying she now forgives me and thinks it’s time we both finally gain some closure, it’s time that this franchise gives owner Ziggy Wilf and their fans some closure on what’s transpired over the past couple seasons...finally.
Did I happen to mention that it’s been FIVE years since we last spoke???
Anyway, the Vikes probably have the most unique position in this draft.
The Indianapolis Colts won’t be trading out of the top spot, and it would take an obscene amount of players and picks for a team to get the St. Louis Rams out of the second spot and a shot at Justin Blackmon.
That leaves the No. 3 pick as the most enticing position for a variety of teams looking to make a jump up to snag a player like a Robert Griffin III.
The best part of being the third-overall pick is that if the Vikes decide not to trade down, they’ll still be able to select a guy like a Matt Kalil, who will make an immediate impact at the start of next season—which makes one believe that it’s virtually impossible for Spielman to screw this up.
Now let’s look at how the No. 3 pick can start getting the closure so many Vikings fans desperately seek.