Oct 26, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) calls a play against the South Florida Bulls during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

John McClain Mock Draft Presents Vikings-Cowboys Trade Option


How’s this for an entertaining Vikings draft day scenario?

The Vikings are on the clock at #8. The phone rings in the draft war room and Rick Spielman picks up. Who should happen to be on the other end of the line?

Jerry Jones.

“Hey Rick, it’s Jerry Jones. What do you say we make a swap? I need to move my butt up into the first and get me a defensive lineman. You need to move your butt down a ways and get a quarterback. What do you say Rick? I’ll throw in a belt buckle and some Texas prime rib.”

When the maniacal laughter dies down, Rick Spielman makes the trade.

Jerry Jones gets his defensive tackle, Aaron Donald. Spielman moves back to #16 and takes his quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater.

And Spielman has extra picks in his pocket to play with later in the draft.

That’s the scenario John McClain throws out in his fifth mock draft of the season. And I think the Vikings would take that deal.

I’m not entirely convinced they would go with Bridgewater at 16, however. I think it’s just as likely they would go defense there and try to move back into the late first to get a quarterback.

The general idea does fit in with where I believe Rick Spielman’s thinking is going. The trade down has always been the most attractive scenario given the lack of sure-thing QBs at the top of the draft.

Players like Aaron Donald being available in the top 10 will make for some wild activity on the trade front, no question.

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  • First and Skol

    What picks could the Vikes get from Dallas to trade back 8 spots?

    • David Mallow

      on top of the 16th ,they would receive a 2nd and more than likely a 4th… plus of course whatever Spielman can get out of him(another late round pick, or a possible 1st or 2nd round future pick..it depends on what Jones or whoever makes a trade with us is willing to give up

      • johnnybanky

        As a Vikings fan I think that would be fantastic!

      • First and Skol

        I agree with Johnny that would be great. It could also mean going defense with the first pick and having the ammo to jump back into the bottom of the first and draft a QB if they wanted to go that route

      • Spencer Davis

        Moving up 8 spots to the 8th pick, one could argue that the Vikes might get even more than that. I would guess the Cowboys 1st, 2nd, 4th and 3rd next year. I’m crossing my fingers for a trade down, unless by some miraculous chance that Mack is there at 8. At 16 we’re still looking at potential day 1 starters. I’ve been pretty sold on Gilbert but if we go down far enough, Mosley or Kyle Fuller. I’ve been watching Fuller’s tape and he looks like he could be the next Winfield. Dix or Prior wouldn’t hurt either. DEEEEEEP defensive draft, so get em while they’re hot.

  • Jimmbo94

    I’m a Boyz fan and I would have no problem what so ever!!! (;

  • Gordon Guffey

    Just say no to Teddy Bridgewater ~