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Fielding trade ‘feelers,’ Vikings lead detailed approach to NFL draft

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman understands the weight his selections carry when the NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday.

He takes responsibility for whiffing on Christian Ponder in 2011; was quoted as calling the same process in 2014 ‘torturous’ and now spends chunks of his days leading up to the draft by playing out different scenarios in his own mock drafts.

Oh, and he’s seen your mock draft and he disagrees.

“Everybody reads the mocks because we’re tired of yelling at each other,” Spielman said at his pre-draft…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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