According rotoworld, vikings GM Rick Spielman conceded that trading up for Blaine Gabbert was an option but that they didn't want to lose out on a 2nd round pick. Obviously Blaine was highly coveted. Considering how much more value the Vikings first 2 picks had I'm surprised they would have needed a 2nd rounder to trade up only 2 spots. Doesn't quite add up. Either way, Gene Swung a good deal that other GM's are probably jealous of.