Originally Posted by 76Texan
Your post is a little confusing about the Vikings' intention.
It's beside the point though; all I was saying is that a trade was a possibility.
Whether they had time to consummate the trade or whether the timing wasn't right are different issues.
There was a team willing to trade up; it's a fact.
No, we have no idea. Had we not selected a WR, the Vikings may not have made the trade with the Patriots.
If the Patriots took one of the two, then the Vikings would be looking to get the other.
Had the Patriots not took one of the two (Hopkins, Patterson) the Vikings would have still been waiting.
The idea is that they wanted one of those two WRs, as long as they were both on the board, they were going to watch & let them fall. As soon as one came off, they were going to get the other.
Had the team ahead of us took Patterson, then I'm sure the Vikings would have been calling us for Hopkins. Or if Hopkins were off the board, the Vikings would have traded with us to get Patterson & we would have gladly taken a shoot at Woods later in the draft.