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Rick Spielman: No specific talks with Rams about Bradford

By Josh Alper

One of the many bits of chatter swirling about ahead of the draft had the Vikings and Rams discussing a possible trade involving Rams quarterback Sam Bradford and General Manager Rick Spielman was asked about it at a Tuesday press conference. Spielman said, via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, that he […]

Draft week preview: Quarterbacks

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Each coach that drafted a first-round quarterback not named Cam Newton in 2011 has been fired.

That’s what’s at stake when a muddled quarterback class combines with itchy general managers and owners that reach for the next franchise cadence caller.

So it’s understandable when local consensus around the Twin […]

Draft needs: Minnesota Vikings

By Michael David Smith

The Vikings are coming off a disappointing season in which a last-place finish in the NFC North cost coach Leslie Frazier his job. Now General Manager Rick Spielman needs to assemble a roster that new coach Mike Zimmer can build into a winner, or else Spielman himself could be gone […]

Rick Spielman, in the MMQB, agrees drafting a QB is ‘torturous’

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Rick Spielman is in a tough spot. His job demands he finds a quarterback for the Vikings and yet if he gambles and whiffs on a quarterback high in the draft he likely will not get to pick the one after that.

So it’s a tough year to have a high draft […]

Rick Spielman: Quarterback decision is “torturous”

By Josh Alper

There was a point when it seemed this year’s draft was going to be the perfect one for teams looking for a quarterback. Marcus Mariota and Brett Hundley decided to return to college, though, and teams found that Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel were not the sure things that […]

Rick Spielman: Drafting a QB a ‘torturous’ decision

By Patra, Kevin The Minnesota Vikings could be in line to draft a quarterback No. 8 overall. Rick Spielman, the Vikings’ GM, called the evaluation process this season ‘torturous.’

Source: National Football League

Vikings’ Rick Spielman: Evaluating QBs is ‘torturous’

By Patra, Kevin Minnesota could be in line to draft a quarterback No. 8 overall. Rick Spielman, the Vikings GM, called the evaluation process this season ‘torturous.’

Source: National Football League

Zulgad: Vikings shouldn’t gamble on a QB; leave that for other teams

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The opinion from this corner has been that the Vikings should continue their offseason trend of addressing defense and use the eighth-overall pick in next month’s draft on that side of the ball.

The obvious comeback is that the Vikings need a QB of the future and that Matt Cassel isn’t that […]

Zulgad: What can free agency tell us about Vikings’ plans for Draft?

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

There are two ways to look at the Minnesota Vikings’ approach in free agency to date.

The first would be to conclude that with six of the seven new signings being on the defensive side of the ball that new coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman have sufficiently addressed an […]

Spielman’s Draft track record made signing free-agent CB more crucial

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Rick Spielman took over as Vice President of Player Personnel in 2006. In that time, he has overseen seven drafts and has struggled mightily to improve the secondary through the NFL Draft. (He was previously part of a triangle of power, and was promoted to General Manager in 2012. We’ll give him […]