The Vikings in the fourth round selected offensive tackle Willie Beavers.
Beavers, who played at Western Michigan, was named to the All-MAC first team in his senior season. He was second-team All-MAC in 2015. He started 40 straight games at left tackle over his four collegiate seasons.
The 22-year-old measured in at 6-foot-4 and 324 pounds at the combine.
It is the second straight year the Vikings drafted an offensive tackle in the fourth round. Last year it was Pittsburgh’s T.J. Clemmings, who went on to start every game at right tackle as a rookie after Phil Loadholt got hurt.
Beavers makes the offensive tackle group even more crowded. Loadholt took a pay cut to remain with the Vikings, at least through the summer. They retained starting left tackle Matt Kalil, who will make $11.1 million guaranteed in 2016. They also signed veteran tackle Andre Smith.
Kentrell Brothers (AP photo)
In the fifth round, the Vikings drafted Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers, an undersized middle linebacker who led the nation in tackles per game in 2015. Brothers, a first-team All-SEC pick, is 6-foot and 245 pounds.
The Vikings have two picks in the sixth round and two more in the seventh.