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    Vikings wanted Wilson over Cook?

    Did the Vikings want Kyle Wilson over Chris Cook?

    Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson tumbled down the draft board during the first round Thursday.

    The ESPN New York website reported that about five minutes before Wilson was selected 29th by the Jets, he got a call from the Vikings, sitting on the 30th pick. "I don't know if they were trying to hold me on the line, but I got a call, and then somehow the phone hung up," Wilson said.

    ESPN New York surmised the Vikings might have hung up when the Jets chose Wilson. The Vikings traded the pick to Detroit for second selection in the second round. The Vikings used that pick on Virginia cornerback Chris Cook.

    Vikings Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman admitted Thursday that he did make one attempt to move up to grab a player that was around the 30th pick. That likely was Wilson.
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    Re:Vikings wanted Wilson over Cook?

    would of loved that pick

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    Re:Vikings wanted Wilson over Cook?

    They wanted Wilson, Jets snagged him, traded down for Robinson but the Saints took him and then settled for Cook..


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    Re:Vikings wanted Wilson over Cook?

    Eh ... I don't think we were ever that interested in Robinson because we would have just taken him at No. 30 I think.

    I definitely think we wanted Wilson ... he fits our style much more than Robinson. I think we were actually hoping for Wilson in the first, Cook in the second and Gerhart in the third, but once one of them was gone and then Robinson came off the board all bets were off.

    We made sure to get the other two guys we were targeting at that point.

    Would have been nice to get Wilson. But I am telling all you people that are doubting ... Chris Cook is a solid player.

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    Re:Vikings wanted Wilson over Cook?

    Of course they wanted Wilson over Cook. He is a better player in every category. Unfortunately he didn't quite make it to them so they took their second choice in Cook.

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