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VIKES LOCKING ON LANDRY
Industry sources in the Minnesota area tell us that the Vikings are stongly believed to be planning to pick safety LaRon Landry with the No. 7 overall selection in the draft.
The Vikes, we're told, have a history of prepping the fan base for the actual pick, especially in years where the locals are clamoring for someone other than the guy the Vikes have targeted.
As we hear it, the fans want Adrian Peterson or Brady Quinn.
If Landry is on the board with either or both of them, Landry will be the pick.
The only guys who could get the Vikes away from Landry would be quarterback JaMarcus Russell and receiver Calvin Johnson.
Both are expected to be long gone by the time the Vikes pick.
As to the team's apparent infatuation with Russell, a reader has offered up this gem:
"Jamarcus would never get to use that cannon arm in Minnesota.
We don't have receivers that can catch, much less go deep for an 84-yard bomb.
The longest pass in this offense is three yards shy of the first-down marker."