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2012 NFL Draft Results: Robert Blanton Goes To Minnesota Vikings In Fifth Round

After trading the 138th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Detroit Lions, the Minnesota Vikings made Notre Dame safety Robert Blanton their selection with the 139th overall pick. These 2012 NFL Draft results don't exactly line up where Blanton was projected to go, as he was expected to go later in the draft.

In 13 starts for the Fighting Irish his senior season, Blanton had 70 tackles, two interceptions, and 13 pass breakups. He's a physical corner who figures to be a safety in the NFL.

Blanton joins Notre Dame teammate Harrison Smith, who the Vikings picked in the first round. The Vikings also have TEs John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph, and C John Sullivan from Notre Dame.

The Vikings' next selection comes in the sixth round at pick No. 175 overall.

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