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Ponder process started at Senior Bowl

The Vikings started to get eyes for Christian Ponder last year at this time after talking with him extensively at the 2011 Senior Bowl. GM Rick Spielman talked about vetting the quarterbacks last year.

Last year at this time, the Vikings were just getting to know Christian Ponder, the Florida State quarterback who was named the Most Valuable Player of the Senior Bowl. Their college scouts had seen him throw during the season, but it wasn't until the Senior Bowl, the college all-star game which is going on this week in Mobile, Ala., that Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Leslie...