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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Trade talk

With the draft just two days away, Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said today that he has talked to some teams that are interested in trading up to the No. 7 spot and one team that might be interested in trading down to it.

"If anything happens, more than likely it wouldn't happen until draft day," Spielman said, "and probably not until we're on the clock."

While acknowledging the possibility of a trade, Spielman said he likes the Vikings' draft position, especially since the team rates eight players as blue-chip prospects.

That's one more than most draft analysts, with a consensus top 7 of LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell, Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas, Clemson defensive end Gaines Adams and LSU safety LaRon Landry.

So who's No. 8? Spielman wouldn't say, but he did throw out the names of a couple of cornerbacks.

"We like Leon Hall (of Michigan) and Darrelle Revis (Pittsburgh)," he said. "Are they too good to pass up? I don't know."


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