The Minnesota Vikings started the 2013 NFL Draft with a defensive tackle from the state of Florida, and they ended it with a defensive tackle from the state of Florida. The Vikings used their last pick of the draft to grab Everett Dawkins from Florida State University.
Dawkins was a second team all-ACC performer, though his numbers don't necessarily reflect it because of all the rotation the Seminoles do on their defensive line. We'll hopefully have more on him throughout the course of the afternoon and evening.
This also means that, for the second year in a row, the Minnesota Vikings have drafted three sets of teammates. Last year, we had Harrison Smith and Robert Blanton from Notre Dame, Matt Kalil and Rhett Ellison from USC, and Greg Childs and Jarius Wright from Arkansas. This year, Rick Spielman brought in two players from Penn State (Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti), two players from UCLA (Jeff Baca and Jeff Locke), and now two players from Florida State (Xavier Rhodes and Everett Dawkins).
And, with that, the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books for the Minnesota Vikings. Thanks to each and every one of you that has that came by to get your coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft from the crew here at the best Minnesota Vikings' website on the internet. The undrafted free agent signing frenzy will be starting here soon, and we'll have plenty of coverage of that for you as well.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, ladies and gentlemen!