Here’s what I can tell you about the Vikings‘ final draft pick of 2011, West Texas A&M receiver Stephen Burton: He’s 6-1. He runs a 4.5 40. The scouts think he has good size but is not a deep threat and being a small college player suffers from a lack of experience against good talent.
In other words, he’s a late-draft shot in the dark.
At best, Burton projects as a possession receiver in the NFL. Think Greg Camarillo. But don’t we already have a Greg Camarillo?
Receiver was a need for the Vikings but Burton was the only wide-out they took. I can’t see him cracking the receiver rotation unless things become truly desperate. Maybe he’ll catch on as a return man.
And that concludes the Vikings’ 2011 draft. Keep hitting The Viking Age for more post-draft analysis from our whole stable of writers.