The Vikings have added another defensive lineman, drafting Arizona’s D’Aundre Reed with their first pick in the seventh round.
The story on Reed is an intriguing one. He’s considered a talented athlete, but in Arizona he was buried in the rotation behind Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore, both of whom were also drafted this year. The thinking here is that Reed could be a diamond in the rough, a talent who remained untapped simply because of who was ahead of him on his college roster. Sort of like Brad Johnson, only at the defensive end position.
Obviously, in the seventh round, you’re just hoping to get lucky. With Reed, the Vikings may have landed themselves a true steal. And if it doesn’t work out, who’s going to remember? Besides D’Aundre Reed, of course.