The Vikings got pick #167 as a compensatory pick, which means they couldn't deal it away. They used the pick to select a hometown guy in Minnesota linebacker Nate Triplett.
Triplett stands 6'3" and weighs around 250 pounds. He projects to be an inside linebacker, and had 105 tackles, 5 pass breakups, and 2 interceptions last year for a Gopher defense that. . .well, let's not sugar-coat this. They were pretty bad.
I was really, really hoping to hear the name "Myron Rolle" with this pick, but we did not.
As of now, the Vikings have three picks remaining. . .a sixth-round selection at #199 overall, and two seventh-round picks, #214 (received from Detroit) and #237. Stay tuned to see what they do with those picks!