Nov 26, 2011; Raleigh, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack linebacker Audie Cole (42) in their game against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Carter-Finley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings Draft North Carolina State Linebacker Audie Cole in 7th Round, #210

You can relax fans, the Vikings drafted that outside linebacker they needed so much. And it’s someone we’ve heard mention of once or twice before. The 7th round pick for Minnesota is Audie Cole, a linebacker the coaching staff saw at the Senior Bowl and liked a whole lot. He played in the middle in college but is expected to move outside in the pros.

The word on Cole is that he’s okay in coverage and not much of a blitzer. He’s good sideline-to-sideline and wraps up well but doesn’t necessarily hit hard. Sounds like our kind of guy. Obviously they needed some depth at linebacker and this fellow seems to fit the bill.

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