The Vikings have a history of sprinting to the podium when they really want someone. They did it for Adrian Peterson, they did it for Percy Harvin and they turned their draft card in quicker than two wags of kangaroo tail to draft Utah cornerback Brandon Burton.
Burton had a mid-round grade by draft experts. He has good size at 6’1” and 185 lbs looking the part of a starting cornerback. He also did an excellent job against the top wide receivers in The Mountain West Conference. The knocks on him are that he’s raw and can occasionally be lackadaisical on the field, but if potential can maximized we’ve found a steal in the 5th round.
Leslie Frazier has another project to work with. Look for Burton to make the team and provide depth in the secondary. This also means that Frank Walker probably won’t be back.
Soon it’ll be thyme for 5th round pick acquired in the Sage Rosenfels trade. Get it… Thyme for Sage. I keed, I keed.
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