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Linemates Love Allen Already

Jared Allen (Jim Mone/AP)

The Vikings didn't have a first-round pick to show off at their draft party, but fans and teammates alike were extremely impressed and excited by the arrival of defensive end Jared Allen. His new starting teammates on the defensive line are already joking heavily with the newest (and very popular) addition, and the accolades and jabs were fast and furious.

For a team that was conducting a draft party without the benefit of a first-round pick, the Vikings' event was filled to capacity, selling out all 3,000 tickets and filling the Winter Park fieldhouse with rabid fans looking forward to the 2008 season. While the Vikings would never be on the clock during the draft party itself, that didn't matter to the fans in attendance. For them, it was...

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