The Vikings have the third overall pick, and most prognosticators have penciled USC tackle Matt Kalil into that spot.
Not so fast.
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman (pictured) says talks have increased about a trade for the pick.
"That front has really heated up over the last 24 hours," he said, per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "And I'm sure it will continue to heat up as we head for Thursday night."
Spielman said the Vikings have targeted three players if they decide to keep the pick: Kalil, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. But he said he's open to moving back.
"Looking at our draft board and the depth of this board," he said, "we still think there's a lot of good value in that first round if you go back X amount of spots and can still get an impact player."
Spielman may be targeting two teams in particular: St. Louis, which covets Blackmon, and Tampa Bay, which like Claiborne. The Rams have the sixth pick, and the Bucs are at No. 5.