Minnesota Vikings Select Utah CB Brandon Burton

The Minnesota Vikings used the first of their two fifth-round selections to select Utah cornerback Brandon Burton. Burton is the 139th overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Burton measures in at just a shade under six feet tall and around 190 pounds. He also runs a 4.50-second 40-yard dash. Mike Mayock had a third-round grade on Burton, and Mayock says that he's better as a press corner than when he's playing off of receivers.

The book on Burton appears to be that he's an extremely raw prospect, but has a lot of potential, and it sounds like he's somebody that could potentially be a nickel or dime corner for the Vikings. His tackling ability, from all accounts, is very good as well.

We will have more on Brandon Burton as we learn more about him.

The Vikings aren't done with the draft yet by any means, as they have five more picks coming, including another one coming up very soon at #150 overall. Pick #150 is the pick that the Vikings acquired from sending Sage Rosenfels and Darius Reynaud to the New York Giants during the pre-season.

Welcome to Minnesota, Brandon Burton!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker