With the 236th selection in the 2011 National Football League Draft. . .their final pick in this year's selection process. . .the Minnesota Vikings drafted wide receiver Stephen Burton out of West Texas A&M.
Burton is definitely a project when it comes to wide receivers, which is what you'd generally expect for a guy that is taken halfway through the final round of the draft. He had 70 receptions for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns for West Texas A&M last season.
The big knocks on Burton are that he doesn't block terribly well, and while he has pretty good speed and decent hands, he's not the greatest route runner you've ever seen. If he's going to make the Vikings' roster in 2011, it's more than likely going to have to be as a return specialist, because he's simply too raw to make an impact as a receiver at this point.
With that, the Minnesota Vikings' 2011 draft has come to an end. I want to give a huge thank you to everyone that has used The Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota to follow the 2011 NFL Draft and, specifically, what the Minnesota Vikings have done to acquire the ten players they ultimately wound up selecting.
We will have more on the Vikings' draft. . .and the aftermath of all of the legal mess, whatever that might bring us. . .for your reading pleasure right here.