Vikings Draft TE, Rudolph In 2nd Round
The Vikings selected what appeared to be the best player available when they took the first tight end in this year's draft, Kyle Rudolph from Notre Dame with the 43rd overall pick in the 2nd round. Rudolph is a 6'6 259 pound tight end that is considered a very good pass catcher but has the size to become a good blocker. With Visanthe Shiancoe going into the final year of his contract it could be a year before he assumes the starting tight end job. The Vikings have 7 picks today in the final 4 rounds of the NFL draft and are expected to address both the offensive and defensive lines.