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Round 1 recap: Vikings finish day with LB Barr and QB Bridgewater


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has earned a reputation as a wheeler and a dealer on draft day.

Trader Rick was at it again in the first round on Thursday night, moving down to get a pass-rushing linebacker and then up to grab what they hope is the quarterback of the future.

The Vikings took UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr at No. 9, then traded back into the first round to select Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd and final pick of the night.

“This is what this day is,” Spielman said. “This is what the…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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