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!