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2019 NFL Draft Results: Minnesota Vikings select Armon Watts

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The Vikings look to the defensive line

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With the first of their three sixth-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have added a piece to the defensive line.

With the 190th overall pick, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Armon Watts, a defensive tackle from the University of Arkansas.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com had a Round 5-6 grade on Watts, and actually compares him to a current Viking, defensive tackle Shamar Stephen. Here’s what he has to say about him.

Ascending interior defender who committed himself to the work and took the coaching and went from a lightly-used backup to the center stage his senior season. He is an efficient, downhill rusher with the power and hand usage to pry open opportunities for pressures and sacks. His recognition and response in the run game is behind, but his ability to anchor against double teams and defeat single blocks is NFL-caliber. Watts’s size, strength and play traits should allow him consideration in both odd and even fronts as a future starter.

The Vikings needed some help at defensive tackle, and they may have gotten some with Watts if Andre Patterson can work some of his magic.

Welcome to Minnesota, Armon!