The Vikings go defense again, drafting Jasper Brinkley, linebacker out of South Carolina. For those keeping track, the Vikes have now drafted 3 men out of the SEC. What’s the significance? I don’t know. A little Pee Wee Herman there to lighten up a rainy day (well, it’s rainy here anyways; you may be basking in the sun for all I know). Here’s a video of Jasper lighting up some poor quarterback and apparently hurting himself.
This feels like a filling-out-the-special-teams pick to me. Although, clicking through some scouting reports, it looked like a few people had this guy rising maybe into the late second round. So maybe the Vikes got themselves a steal here.
Edit: Neglected to mention that the Vikings traded up a few spots with the Redskins to make this pick. Only trade of the draft so far for the Vikes. Assuming the Vikes gave up one of their 7th rounders to get this done, though haven’t seen the official announcement.