The Minnesota Vikings rookies seem to have their heads on straight. First, we hear word Teddy Bridgewater is the first and last person out of Winter Park for workouts. Then we hear about Anthony Barr working closely with head coach Mike Zimmer. Now, it is third round draft pick Scott Crichton that sounds like a student of the game.
Dec 24, 2013; Honolulu, HI, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive end Scott Crichton (95) on the field during the fourth quarter during the game against Boise State Broncos at the 2013 Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports
Scott Crichton is a rookie defensive end out of Oregon State. Coming out of college, he was compared by many draft experts to Minnesota Vikings starter Brian Robison. Robison has had a great career with the Vikings so far, totaling 25.5 sacks over the last three years. Crichton seems to welcome the comparison and looks forward to being his teammate.
In an interview last week, Scott Crichton spoke about the comparison and playing on the same team as Robison:
"“I’m just trying to absorb as much as I can from the coaches, the players I met over here like Everson and B-Rob. I met them, and they were telling me some stuff, too. I’m just trying to soak everything in. That’s an honor to be compared to B-Rob. He’s a great player and a great dude. I hope I can be just like him, and one of these days hopefully I can do that. We’re both kind of the same guy, player-wise. He’s got a good burst, strong, physical, lot of intensity. So hopefully I can emulate my game after his.”"
If Scott Crichton can come anywhere near the level of success that Brian Robison has achieved, the Minnesota Vikings should have one heck of a pass rush in the near future. Hopefully, we works hard and does just that.