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Vikings | Team trades up to select quarterback

Mark Craig and Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, report the Minnesota Vikings traded up into the second round of the NFL Draft to select their quarterback of the future, QB Tarvaris Jackson (Alabama State). Vikings head coach Brad Childress is considered one of the league's better developers of quarterbacks. With QB Brad Johnson as the starter and QB Mike McMahon as the backup, Jackson won't need to start any time soon, barring injuries. Jackson said he thought he had a "slight chance" of being picked Saturday, April 29. "I really didn't expect to go," Jackson said. "I knew (the Vikings) were interested in me, but I didn't know it would come in the second round. I'm excited to get up there and get started."

2006-04-29 22:17:13 | Source:

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