2015 NFL Draft: Vikings Select DE B.J. DuBose in 6th Round


Thanks to a Charter Communications outage I was not able to follow the final rounds of the draft, but I’m informed that the Vikings selected DE B.J. DuBose with their second pick in the 6th round.

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The 6-4, 284-pound DuBose played college ball at Louisville and comes to the NFL as a project player.

Rick Spielman spoke about DuBose’s versatility in his Saturday afternoon press conference:

"In the sixth round, the second one was B.J. Dubose. He was another guy that’s a multi-position player. He can play end, when you watch him inside, he can rush a passer as an inside guy and has a three technique. We had him here on a Top 30 visit. He pulled at the Combine, I believe on a second 40. He was unable to work out the rest of that so that’s why we brought him in to sit down and get to know him a little bit. I was at the Florida State game and he really stuck out that night that I was down there. But, he has good tape all around and he’s another guy that has a lot of position flexibility that can play base end or slide inside as an inside nickel rusher."

DuBose was the second defensive lineman taken by the Vikings in this year’s draft. In the 3rd round they selected athletic freak Danielle Hunter of LSU.

DuBose sounds like a player who could slide into a rotational role at some point.

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