We've all already read about Spielman's desire to swing a trade to get their third rounder back- a desire he emphasized again in the following story. He hasn't said exactly yet how he's going to do it, and it appears that he won't make that decision until draft day- it seems that if they believe they can get who they want at #12, they won't trade down, whereas if they feel that who they want will either already be gone or will be available further down, they will.
That said, the following story also reveals some more interesting insight into Spielman's intended draft strategy. Curiously, he claims he still wants to follow the BPA strategy, so much so that it will even trump the need for a QB. Now, that doesn't mean of course that they WON'T draft a QB- just that they will draft a QB ONLY if they feel he is the BPA at their spot, be it #12 or a lower pick should they trade down.
I used the word 'hint' in the title of this, despite in fact Spielman just coming right out and saying it, because as we all know draft day and preparation for draft day involves a lot of subterfuge to keep teams from knowing right away what you're going to do, so despite what he's said it may not be the whole truth.
It is also curious that he said what he said, because it sounds as if right now, the Vikings are not particularly high on any QB- except, perhaps, a QB they think they won't be able to reach. You can try and trade up as much as you want, but a jump from #12 to #2 or #3 overall, especially in order to grab someone you think another team is yearning for, is not always going to be possible.
Spielman also stated that he wants Webb to remain as QB exclusively right now. This really intrigued me, because it was Spielman, not Frazier, who said this. As we all know, Spielman's general duties lie more in the realm of acquisitions as opposed to deciding what players actually do once they're with us- and for good reason. So whether he's stating a personal desire or stating a decision that's been made by the FO as a whole, Musgrave and Frazier included, remains to be seen. It could also indicate that Spielman, for whatever reason, doesn't believe we will be acquiring a QB in the draft- again, for a number of possible reasons.
Overall, it's an interesting article, straight from the horse's mouth. To read in full, click the link below: