Unless the Vikings trade back into the 6th round their 4 picks have ran their creative course. At 200th overall (one pick after the infamous Tom Brady pick… I mean Joe Webb pick) the Vikings have taken linebacker Ross Homan of Ohio State.
Homan is a high character guy who was named captain of the Buckeyes, lead the team in tackles and was voted onto the All-Big Ten team by coaches. Reading the scouting reports on Homan basically state he’s a lunchbox type of player who always works hard, but will never blow you away athletically. He was also projected to go in the 4th round by Pro Football Weekly. Rick Spielman is clearly drafting for value now grabbing players who were widely assumed to be long gone.
Homan could be a guy that makes the team as a backup linebacker and special teams contributer. Don’t forget Ben Leber is a free agent and may not be back.
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