Vikings Balance Out Roster in Final Rounds of NFL Draft
EDEN PRAIRIE -- The final day of the NFL draft had Vikings fans excited to get the 2016 season underway.
The team finished the final day adding six new players to go along with Laquon Treadwell and Mackensie Alexander.
In the fourth round the team selected tackle Willie Beavers from Western Michigan. He played tackle in college but coach Zimmer sees him more as guard.
The Vikings selected linebacker Kentrell Brothers from Missouri. Brothers led the nation in tackles per game and though he isn't the most athletic player, we've seen what Zimmer does with linebackers.
Excitement picked up in the sixth round with two selections, tight end David Morgan from Texas-San Antonio and speed receiver Mortiz Boehringer from Germany.
Boehringer started football five years ago after watching Adrian Peterson. He's raw but his size and speed will be fun to watch. Morgan is a big tight end that mostly succeeds in blocking but can catch a pass now and again.
In the final round the Vikings went defense selecting defensive end Stephen Weatherly from Vanderbilt and safety Jayron Kearse from Clemens.
Brainerd native and former NDSU Joe Haeg was also drafted by the Colts.