Originally posted on The Scores Report  |  Last updated 4/27/12
Notre Dame Wide Receiver Michael Floyd hugs NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the Arizona Cardinals select him as the #13 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 26, 2012. UPI /John Angelillo Which teams emerged from the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft as winners? Who knows? It’ll be at least three years before we can answer that question. That said, based on draft strategy, trades, value based on pre-draft projections, here are my thoughts from Thursday’s first round. - The Vikings were able to trade down one spot, collect three extra picks, and still land the player they wanted at No. 3. While I bought into the rumors that Morris Claiborne was the top player on their board, Matt Kalil made the most sense for a Minnesota team that needs to protect Christian Ponder. GM Rick Spielman did a great job not only landing the top left tackle in the draft, but also acquiring three extra picks. (Albeit they were late picks, but extr...
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