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It's been a strong run for Vikings rookies under Spielman

It's been a strong run for Vikings rookies under Spielman

startribune.com Updated 9 hours ago
All of Rick Spielman's 11 first-round picks have gotten to start in some capacity during their rookie seasons.
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    startribune.com Feb 8 (6 days ago)
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    startribune.com Feb 8 (6 days ago)
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