Q&A: VP Rick Spielman, Minnesota

Again, it was another pretty exciting day for us. There were a lot of phone conversations going on with our second overall pick in this round. Chris Cook knew that hopefully he was going to be there and that was one of the reasons we did the trade as well last night, taking a shot that Chris would still be there. As we went down through the draft, as this round continued, we got pretty aggressive and used our third round pick to come up and get Toby Gerhart. Both those players, we are very excited to get and I thought we’ve helped our roster a lot today.

Q: So you thought that highly of Toby to use that third round pick to move up?

A: Yes. Again, it gives you some flexibility. At the bottom, where we’re picking in the third

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