NFL Draft 2012: 3 Acceptable Trade Scenarios for the Minnesota Vikings

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NFL Draft 2012: 3 Acceptable Trade Scenarios for the Minnesota Vikings
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The Vikings might draft Justin Blackmon if they don't trade out of the third overall pick.

The 2012 NFL draft is the most important draft in Minnesota Vikings history.

The Vikings own the third overall pick and are mulling over three players; Morris Claiborne, Matt Kalil and Justin Blackmon. 

Blackmon would fill the huge gap as the No. 1 option at wide receiver. Claiborne would give the Vikings a shut-down corner to stop Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler six times per year. Kalil would give the Vikings the left tackle they so desperately need. 

Most fans are calling for Kalil but the Vikings may not be looking that way. General Manger Rick Spielman told the media that trade talks are "heating up."

If the Vikings do trade down, they must not go back too far because they desperately need a top-10 talent on their team. 

Let's take a look at the three acceptable trade scenarios for the Vikings. 

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