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5 Teams that are potential draft day trade partners with the Minnesota Vikings.
We are going to take a look at what teams could possibly be potential draft day trade partners with the Vikings. First off most teams have a lot of holes and needs they need to fill, while others are the lucky few who are just looking for that 1 or 2 last key piece to push them into legit Super Bowl contenders. First off you need the ammo to do such draft day trades unless you want to find yourself looking for a job if you're a GM and you sell the ranch for one player when you still have 5 other holes to fill. Before we dive into this too far, the reason to trade down out of 23rd or 54th pick is either such target players are already off the board or just too good of a deal to turn down. So let's take a look at 5 teams that have the ammo to make this happen.
5. Denver Broncos - 6 picks in first 144 picks
Denver won SB 50, and has an elite Defense. They have solid offensive weapons to go along with a nice core on the O-Line too. The one thing that their lacking here is at QB. We all know by now that Peyton Manning retired (thank god), and Brock Osweiler took the money and ran to Houston. Denver obviously needs a QB desperately here. Denver could get the 23rd pick if they trade the 31st pick along with 94th and 144th overall selection. Vikings move down 8 spots in first round and in return they get a late 3rd round and a early 5th round pick. Most likely if this scenario were to happen these extra picks would be used for ammo to trade up later on and attack the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Vikings now have the 31st, 54, 86, 98, 121, 144, and 160th pick in first 5 rounds. Vikings have plenty of ammo here to move around for just moving down 8 spots in first round. Vikings could package picks 121, 144, and 160 to move into late 3rd round to get 3 3rd round picks. In this scenario Vikes would walk away with 5 picks in first 100 selections. Honestly this is the best scenario for Vikes in my opinion without having to trade down too far. But with recent rumblings of a Kaepernick trade looming this deal is looking less and less likely to happen. If the Kaepernick deal does not happen and Broncos go into Draft Day without a QB on the roster, look out VikeFans RS will be calling Denver.
4. Baltimore Ravens - 9 picks, 7 in first 134 picks
Now this one looks a little deceiving because they have 2 picks in the 130’s, but they cannot trade these picks away due to them being comp picks. Ravens still have a couple picks that they could move if they want to move up from either their 2nd round pick or most likely their 3rd round pick. So let's say they want to jump from their 3rd round pick (70th overall) to Vikes 54th pick, Baltimore would trade their 70th pick, 104th and 130th pick for the Vikings 54th pick. With this package Vikes would now have picks 23, 70, 86, 104, 121, 130. With this package Vikings could trade back up to 3rd round and come out with 3 3rd round picks. Honestly this scenario is tough to do because not many holes to fill, but could get Treadwell at 23rd pick, 70th pick Jeremy Cash, 86th pick Kyle Fackrell, and 91st pick(NE) Austin Johnson DT Penn State. All 4 of these picks could be key contributors in 2016, but could have a major role in 2017. This is also a great scenario for Vikes, as the holes they do have are now mostly filled.
3. Cleveland Browns - 10 picks, 9 by pick 176
Cleveland is still a team in turmoil, and has a lot of issues on both sides of the ball. But for once I believe they have a really good coach in Hue Jackson, who is now at the helm and will give this offensive a swagger that is desperately needs. Jackson knows enough coaches to put in place a solid coaching staff for the defensive side of the ball also. Now I don't expect this team to make a crazy splash move but if this team does pass on a QB with the 2nd overall pick, Cleveland should and could look at trading up to 23 pick to get a QB or unless they really fall in love with another player. A trade like this would cost the Browns their 4th and 5th round picks to move up to 23rd pick. So Cleveland sends their 32nd, 99, 140th pick to Minnesota for the the 23rd overall pick. This scenario is very RS like here, I would be very happy with this trade as this really gives the Vikes ammo to move up in rounds 2 and 3. Players like Micheal Thomas, Braxton Miller, and Ryan Kelly are all real solid options here at pick 32.
2. Dallas Cowboys - 9 picks, 4 in first 101 picks
Jerry Jones has this team really close but is still a few good players away from competing for a Super Bowl. Well keeping Tony Romo healthy all year just as big of a key as adding 3 to 4 key players. Jerry could target a QB here or does he see a RB or a playmaking weapon for either his Offense or Defense that he can’t help himself? A move like this would like Dallas trading Picks 34, and 67, but in return Minnesota sends the 23rd and 86th pick. Dallas get 2 1st rounder and has a late 3rd rounder and a early 4th rounder yet. While Vikes now have 34th, 54, and 67th overall picks. I really see Jerry moving his chips to middle of the table this year. Romo is at the end of great career, and this team is set to be a contender for next few years. It’s go time in Dallas, unless those Vikings have something to say about it.
1. Los Angeles Rams - 6 total picks, 4 in first 77
So the Rams have a young stud RB in Todd Gurley to go along with a nice core in their Offensive line. And oh yeah their Defense is pretty damn good also, it’s just too bad that their QB situation isn’t legit. Could the Rams target a QB at 15, yeah they could but they could also take BPA and look to trade up from one of their 2 2nd round picks to jump back into late 1st round to take one before the needy Denver Broncos make their pick at 31. LA has picks 15, 43, 45, and 77, this is plenty enough ammo to jump up and get that cheaper salary that the 23rd pick will cost money wise and still get that 5th year option in the first contract. A legitimate deal could look like Vikings 23rd pick is worth roughly 760 points compared to pick 43 is worth 470, so if Rams sent the 43rd pick along with 45th pick the total would be 920 points. So Vikes would have to give back a 3rd rounder 160 points, but Spielman could make a deal sweetener to switch picks in 4th round. So with this Vikes get a slight edge in points but now have picks 43, 45, 54 and then 110. Vikings trade 23rd pick and 86th pick to Rams for their 43rd, 45th, and swap 4th round picks (110-121). Picks could look like this in 2nd round, 43rd pick Vikings select Karl Joseph WV S. 45th pick Ryan Kelly Alabama Center, and 54th pick Tyler Boyd Pitt WR. The Los Angeles Rams need to sell tickets and with a splashy Draft, this team would have a really good swagger going into Training Camp in the LA Coliseum.
VikeFans the draft cannot come soon enough for us. While the trades have been slower than usual the last year or so, could this be the year where the trades start making it more interesting for fans of all 32 teams?
What is your scenario that you would like to see happen?