Rick Spielman

Info & Stats: Minnesota Vikings General Manager

All Topics: 2016 NFL Draft | Drafting Laquon Treadwell in last night’s first round | Organization’s 1st round success lately | Treadwell’s toughness | Laremy Tunsil’s draft night | Tunsil sliding down the board | Scrambling for information on Tunsil | Meeting with Laquon shortly |

Apr 29th 2016

Rick on drafting wideout Laquon Treadwell in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft: “Definitely an area we wanted to address.”

May 13th 2014

All Topics: NFL Draft | Excited with the pieces they added | Drafting Anthony Barr | Barr only playing defense for two years | Johnny Manziel | Barr is the guy they wanted | Trading back up into the first round to get Teddy Bridgewater | His history of trading back into the first round | Bridgewater’s pro day workout | Bridgewater’s tape | Norv Turner being a huge part of the draft process | Bridgewater’s criticism |

Rick on drafting Anthony Barr: “That was the guy we were kind of honed in on.”

Rick Spielman

Apr 26th 2013

All Topics: NFL Draft | The talent pool of this year’s Draft | Making 3 first round picks | Shariff Floyd | In 1,000 different scenarios he didn’t see Floyd falling that far to them | Found nothing negative on Floyd’s character | Selecting cornerback Xavier Rhodes | Needing defensive backs in the NFC North | Manti Te’o | Feel very strong about Te’o | Selecting wideout Cordarrelle Patterson | Patterson spending about six months in the SEC | Greg Jennings being able to mentor Patterson | Expectations for this season | Always wanting to win a Super Bowl |

Rick on the wait of a player you like falling to your selection in the Draft: “You never take anything for granted, until you are on the clock

Rick Spielman

May 02, 2012:

Rick on why they decided to take Matt Kalil: “I can’t recall ever a top tier left tackle being available in free agency.”

Rick Spielman

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