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.

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