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Titans, Rams a fit to trade for Vikings No. 8 pick


With the speculation that the Minnesota Vikings would benefit from trading down in the NFL Draft from the No. 8 spot, fans are wondering who the possible dance partners would be for the team.

In this week’s mailbag, Vikings.com writer Mike Wobschall lists a couple different scenarios that could see the Vikings swap picks with the St. Louis Rams or the Tennessee Titans.

“In addition to holding the No. 2 overall selection, the Rams also have No. 13. They could decide to get splashy by trading up to No. 8 from No. 13 to take home two top 10 picks, with receiver Mike Evans a possible fit at No. 8. This scenario becomes even more likely if the Rams are able to trade back from No. 2.

“The Tennessee Titans lost starting cornerback Alterraun Verner in free agency this offseason. They sit at No. 11 and might feel more comfortable with trading up ahead of Buffalo (No. 9) and Detroit (No. 10) to grab their corner of choice to replace Verner.”

Wobschall admits that these thoughts are pure speculation, but each scenario could benefit both teams.

Tags: Minnesota Vikings St. Louis Rams Tennessee Titans

  • Paul Engleson

    Why would the Vikings be so stupid as to trade their 8th pick to the Titans so the Titans could take a CB that the Vikings need? That would be very stupid. The Vikings will take Justin Gilbert from OSU at No. 8

    • Justin

      Perhaps you can articulate your point without resorting to tactless name calling. Just because you do not agree does not make it stupid. I can point out countless mock drafts that do not point to selecting Gilbert at the #8 spot, and with good cause. A trade out of the #8 spot seems just as likely if not more so than selecting a specific CB that you personally happen to be high on. Gilbert would be great, but than again so would any number of scenarios that result in MN getting respectable talent.

      • Paul Engleson

        I call them like I see them and the last time I checked my views are still covered by the first amendment. You might not agree but I am not interested in conforming to stupid liberals who are trying to take away our freedom of Speech Rights because they might be “offended”

        • Justin

          Frankly i was trying to provide you an opportunity to prove you were not the tactless halfwit that you have clearly asserted yourself to be. As an avid proponent of the 1st (and 2nd) amendment, I at the very least understand freedom of speech does not imply freedom of consequence . You are more than entitled to say whatever thoughtless, imbecilic thing you want, but it does not imply no one has the right to respond.

          And even the most vapid and vacuous, right-wing nut job at least knows how to get his/her point across in a semi intelligent fashion, without using the same adjectives you would find on a preschool playground.

          And again there are probably 100 mock drafts created by men much, much smarter and far more invested than you or I who have a starkly differing opinion on drafting Gilbert in the 1st. I am far more inclined to acknowledge their input than some
          doltish troll whose grasp on the game of football is as tenuous as his grasp on the English language.

          • DDJR

            *Smashed* Anyways, back to the point at hand. I would like to add the Jets as a possible trade partner, they need another WR so they could ship there 2nd rounder our way and we could bump down to 18, grab Teddy or Blake if there taking a tumble, and if QB isn’t our fix Denard or Mosley could hypothetically be there. Your thoughts?

        • Justin

          And this has nothing to do with 1st amendment rights, politics or any of that nonsense you are trying to inject into a conversation about football dude. It is about having intelligent discourse like an adult.

  • Joshua Huffman

    The Titans/Vikings scenario is very, very unlikely. They have two young cornerbacks (Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Coty Sensabaugh) whom the franchise likes that will compete for the No. 2 job. Plus Tennessee only has six draft picks (no third). They can’t afford to sacrifice picks just to move up three spots.

    • Justin

      Agreed…a man who knows his football.