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Multiple trades, extra picks: Just another Spielman draft for Vikings


By Chris Tomasson

St. Paul Pioneer Press

In his first draft as an NFL coach, Mike Zimmer might not have been thoroughly ready for what he saw from Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. But Spielman said it simply was par for the course.

Spielman has earned a reputation for being a freewheeling dealer during the draft, and that continued with his latest one. The Vikings ended up drafting 10 players for the third time in four years in the seven-round event.

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