Oct 12, 2012; Starkville, MS, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) runs with the ball during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State won 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Minnesota Vikings looking to move up in draft

It is officially a week until the draft and this is about when draft rumors and speculation start to ramp up.

In this case, Rapoport up.

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to move up in NFL Draft from either pick No. 23 or 25, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Rapoport opines the Vikings could be looking to draft a wide receiver, possibly West Virginia’s Tavon Austin or Tennessee’s Cordarrelle Patterson.

While the report of Minnesota wanting to move up may be true, it is doubtful they package both first-round picks with as many holes as they have. According to draft experts, this year’s draft crop lacks elite prospects but has significant depth all the way through the mid rounds.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com speculated last month that Minnesota may move up to snatch a receiver before the St. Louis Rams

If Minnesota were to move up, a package would likely include one of their first-round picks with picks after the first round—or possibly picks from next year’s draft. The Vikings acquired a 2014 second-round pick from the Seattle Seahawks as part of the deal that shipped off receiver Percy Harvin.

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