Vikings Wrap up 2016 NFL Draft
Chicago (Learfield Wire Services) - Offensive lineman Willie Beavers of Western Michigan was the first player the Minnesota Vikings chose to start a very busy Saturday.
Though he played left tackle in college, Beavers is projected as a guard. Linebacker Kentrell Brothers of Missouri is under-sized (6-0, 245), but he led the nation in tackles with 152.
Wide receiver Mortiz Boehringer didn't play college football, but he is 6-4 and 229 pounds, with 4.41 speed in the 40. He is from Germany and did not play football (American style) until 2013.
Tight end David Morgan of Texas-San Antonio is said to have good hands and is a steady blocker.
Defensive end Stephen Weatherly of Vanderbilt is an athletic edge rusher who has also played linebacker.
Safety Jayron Kearse of Clemson is a nephew of former NFL defensive lineman Javon Kearse. He was second-round pick Mackensie Alexander's teammate at Clemson.