The Vikings have two picks in the first round in next week's college draft. The conventional wisdom was that the Vikes would try to take a wide receiver with their first pick and get in on a run of defensive ends with their second pick.
But the signing of Aaron Kampman to an offer sheet sends a much different signal. If the Packers don't match, the Vikings can effectively take DE off their early wish list -- which opens the door to much more flexibility.
Some are speculating that the decision has left the door open for the Vikings to go after a running back with their first pick -- most likely Cedric Benson -- and give them an option to go for a wide receiver with their second pick of the first round -- most likely Mark Clayton.
Do the Vikings agree? We'll have to wait a week to see, but if the Packers don't match the offer, the Vikings' options for draft day will take a big turn and could open the door not only for a running back in the first round, but the potential to grab kicker Mike Nugent in the second round.
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