The Vikings lost Spencer Johnson this off-season, leaving them somewhat thin at defensive tackle. They were expected to address this situation in the draft, and indeed they have, selecting Florida State’s Letroy Guion in the 5th round.
Since I’ve never heard of this guy and know nothing about him, I shall defer to the ESPN Draft Tracker report on him:
Guion started in one of the ten games he appeared in during his true freshman season in 2005. In 2006, Guion started five of the 12 games he appeared in recording 25 tackles including four tackles-for-loss. Guion started in eight of the 12 games he appeared in during the 2007 season recording 31 total tackles including 17 unassisted tackles and 6.5 tackles-for-loss. He also recorded one sack and recovered two fumbles last year. Guion is raw and inconsistent but he flashes enormous potential and he’s quick, strong, determined and athletic enough to develop into a valuable NFL starter if he continues to refine his technique and improve his instincts. He projects as a late first-day pick.
He projected as a late first-day pick but dropped all the way to the 5th round. Guess this means the Vikes got a little bit of a steal. Unless there was a really good reason he fell that far, in which case it may have been a dumb pick.