After addressing the offensive line in Round 1 with the selection of Garrett Bradbury, the Minnesota Vikings have stuck with the offensive side of the ball in Round 2.
With the 50th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Irv Smith, Jr., a tight end from the University of Alabama.
Smith’s father, Irv Smith, Sr., was a first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 1993 NFL Draft, and was a star at Notre Dame. This past season with the Crimson Tide, he averaged 16.1 yards per catch, hauling in 44 passes for 710 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Vikings’ selection of a tight end is something that we probably expected, but now we’re left to wonder a bit about the status of Kyle Rudolph. Smith is a player that can step in and contribute right away, and he’s the sort of “move/mismatch” tight end that teams in the NFL seem to covet today. We’ll have to see how the Vikings use him.
With that pick, the Vikings are next on the clock. . .currently. . .with the 17th pick of the third round, #81 overall.
Welcome to Minnesota, Irv Smith, Jr.!