With their final selection in the 2011 National Football League Draft, the Minnesota Vikings finally took a wide receiver, but they took one that most certainly fits the definition of a project.
With the 236th pick in the draft, the Vikings selected wide receiver Stephen Burton out of West Texas A&M University.
Burton has decent size for a receiver, being 6'1.5" and weighing around 220 pounds. As a senior, he caught 70 passes for 1,021 yards and 11 touchdowns, which is fairly impressive at any level. He's more of an underneath/possession receiver, which you can never have too many of. The knock on him is that he isn't a great route runner and isn't known for his blocking, either. He has a shot to make the Vikings' roster, but in all likelihood it's a long shot.
And, with that, the Minnesota Vikings are done for the 2011 National Football League Draft. I would like to give a big thank you to all of you folks that have followed our coverage over the past three days, and we will continue to bring you perspective on the Minnesota Vikings' draft class of 2011.