Vikings Draft Is Heavy On Linemen, Linebackers
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have made linemen and linebackers their top draft targets.
For the fourth time in the last five years, the Vikings accumulated 10 picks over the seven rounds through various trades.
They took three tackles: T.J. Clemmings in the fourth round from Pittsburgh, Tyrus Thompson in the sixth round from Oklahoma and Austin Shepherd in the seventh round from Alabama. After acquiring middle linebacker Eric Kendricks and defensive end Danielle Hunter on Friday, they took defensive end B.J. Dubose from Louisville and outside linebacker Edmond Robinson from Division II Newberry College on Saturday.
The Vikings took Southern Illinois tight end MyCole Pruitt and Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs in the fifth round.
First-rounder Trae Waynes was the only defensive back the Vikings drafted.