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Updated: April 23rd, 2010 11:35am
Report: Patrick Robinson was Vikings' target

Report: Patrick Robinson was Vikings' target

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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Rick Spielman says there are four players atop the Minnesota Vikings' board entering today's second round of the NFL Draft.

He wouldn't name names on Thursday night -- we speculated on some possibilties -- but the Star Tribune is reporting one name the Vikings won't get.

According to this tweet from Chip Scoggins, the Vikings hoped Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson would be available at No. 34 when they traded down four spots with Detroit late Thursday night. But New Orleans drafted Robinson at No. 32 -- perhaps further raising the chances the Vikings might trade down again.

Spielman laid the groundwork by all but announcing the No. 34 pick is up for bid. Now, teams have all day to wonder if someone else might trade into that spot, potentially squeezing more value from that pick as the Vikings accumulate picks.

The second round begins at 5 p.m. today, with the third round to follow. The Vikings also own their own pick in the second (No. 62 overall) and third (No. 93) rounds. They have six choices on Day 2, including two each in the fifth and seventh.

Reusse's resting the pipes today, so Phil Mackey and I will be talking draft, among other things, from noon to 2. You can stream it right here.

UPDATE, 11:47 a.m.: Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns already have contacted the St. Louis Rams about moving up to the No. 33 pick. To Browns own the 38th pick, the Bills the 41st pick. It likely would cost a fifth-round pick to jump to the top of the round.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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