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USA TODAY Sports The Minnesota Vikings drafted UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr, right, with the No. 9 overall pick after trading down from No. 8 with the Cleveland Browns.

NFL draft: Vikings take UCLA's Barr with 1st pick, trade up to get Bridgewater at 32

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By Chris Tomasson

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Rick “Swapping” Spielman was up to his dealing ways.

The Vikings general manager made a move early in Thursday night’s NFL draft and came up with UCLA outside linebacker Anthony Barr with the No. 9 pick. Then he picked up another first-round pick at No. 32 and took Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.


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