Feb 25, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive lineman Everett Dawkins participates in a defensive drill during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Draft DT Everett Dawkins in Seventh Round

Everett Dawkins of Florida State, congratulations. You are the final player taken by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 draft. The more observant among you will note that the Vikings already took another FSU guy earlier, cornerback Xavier Rhodes. I need not point out that the Vikings like taking sets of teammates in the draft? Did it three times last year and three times this year. That my friends is the rare double triple double-dip. And with that I bid you adieu.

Oh wait, no. I have to find something to say about Dawkins besides the fact that he’s from Florida state. He plays defensive tackle. That’s two defensive tackles this year who played college ball in the state of Florida. These are interesting facts. Another interesting fact about Dawkins? He played on the same defensive line with Tank Carradine and Bjoern Werner. And according to the FSU website, the double teams on Dawkins were what sprung those other guys. So maybe the Vikings truly got the steal of the draft here.

Trying to look at the positive here. And that will wrap it up for the 2013 draft. Coming up soon: the excitement of UFA signings.

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