It appears that the Minnesota Vikings' run of drafts with multiple first-round picks stands a very good chance of coming to an end.
At Winter Park, following the selection of Trae Waynes with the #11 overall selection, Spielman pretty much said that the team was probably not going to be able to jump back into the first round again as they have the past three seasons.
"I don't think we'll be able to," Spielman said. "We don't have enough currency, I guess is the best way to put it, to get back into the first round. If I had made a trade down [from No. 11]. I was looking to see what the value was and to see if that would give us more to get back into the first. But when the value wasn't there and you knew that even with what they were offering, you weren't going to be able to get back into the first, then I didn't think it was the right thing to do."
Spielman also slammed the door. . .possibly once and for all. . .on a potential Adrian Peterson trade.
Asked if they were trying to move Peterson, he said, "No. Not at all. Nothing has changed with Adrian. End of story."
When asked if anyone had called him about Peterson, Spielman snapped, "I'm not getting into who called or not. Adrian Peterson is under contract as a Minnesota Viking. End of story."
If things stick the way they are, the Vikings' next selection will come in the second round. . .the first time in the "Rick Spielman era" that the team has actually selected in the second round. . .at #45 overall.