The greatest football insider of them all, Adam Schefter, is at it again. The Guru’s latest report should come as great news to those who want the Vikings to be active on draft day. According to the Scheft – my new pet-name for him – the Vikings are among several teams currently seeking to trade up.
What we don’t know yet is what level of trade-up the Vikings are looking for. The report could mean they’re trying to trade into the top 10 to go after a Cam Newton or a Blaine Gabbert. Or it could mean they’re trying to trade up from the second round into the first because they don’t like the options available to them with the 43rd overall.
Concerns have been raised that the Vikings could find themselves in limbo with the 12th pick – too low to get one of the top QBs, too high to grab for one of the second-tier guys. This leaves them looking to either trade back from 12 or, just maybe, use the 12 on a non-quarterback then trade back up into the first for Christian Ponder or Andy Dalton.
Either way, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that the Vikings will have a shot at Jake Locker, the QB some think they covet above all others. A certain Rolling Stones refrain occurs to me at this moment.
At the very least, Schefter’s report gives us something to chew on. Besides Easter leftovers, I mean.