Last year at about this time the National Football Post had an article about how high the Vikings were on Virginia cornerback Chris Cook. In fact, last March they stated that the Vikings “loved” Chris Cook.
This turned out to not be much of a smokescreen as Cook was selected with the 34th pick after the Vikings traded back a few spots.
Recently, NFP gave us some food for thought when they had this to say about the Vikings being “very interested” in Auburn quarterback Cam Newton:
As for the Vikings, they found Newton charismatic in their talks with him at the combine. The plan is for general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Leslie Frazier, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson to travel to Alabama and spend a day with Newton, picking his brain on all things football. The Vikings followed used a similar strategy with Percy Harvin two years ago and Tim Tebow last year. It’s likely they will interview other quarterback draft prospects in the same manner over the next month.
Like with Tebow, the Vikings seem unlikely to have a shot at Newton if they stay where they are, but if their attitude of Newton was upgraded from “very interested” to “love” then perhaps they would be willing to move around to ensure they snag the quarterback.