Vikings third round picks
- May 9, 2014 - 11:29 PM
SCOTT CRICHTON FILE
Pick: Third round, 77th overall
Position: Defensive end
School: Oregon State
Height, weight: 6-3, 273
The skinny: A redshirt junior who posted 22½ sacks and 51 tackles for loss in three seasons. He gives the Vikings another pure edge rusher to go with first-round pick Anthony Barr, the linebacker from UCLA.
The quote: On why he chose to be one of a record 102 underclassmen to declare for the draft: “I love my family. I’ve taken this responsibility to take care of them. My mom works two jobs, and my dad is disabled and still works a job, too. They are getting old and I want them to retire.”
Did you know? Crichton’s parents are from Western Samoa.
Jerick McKinnon FILE
Pick: Third round, 96th overall
Position: Running back/quarterback/defensive back
School: Georgia Southern
Height, weight: 5-9, 209
The skinny: The Vikings want him to play running back. In 47 college games, McKinnon played quarterback in a triple-option attack, running back, fullback and even cornerback for two games his sophomore year. He also was worked out as a kick returner at his pro day.
The quote: “I’m looking forward to learning from Adrian Peterson, just soaking in all his knowledge like a sponge.”
Did you know? This is the last piece of the Percy Harvin trade with Seattle.
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