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Trevor Guyton Selection For Minnesota Vikings Is A Steal At The End Of The Draft

With their final pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the 219th overall pick, the Minnesota Vikings may have gotten themselves a steal, selecting defensive end Trevor Guyton out of the University of California.

Guyton, a 6'2 1'2", 285-pound defensive end, was an All Pac-12 selection for the Golden Bears this year. He led the team in sacks with 5.5, and also threw in 12 tackles for a loss. He was rated by Mike Mayock as the 95th-best player in this year's draft, and the folks at ESPN had Guyton as the 92nd-best player overall. So, for the Vikings to get him at #219 overall is a steal by just about anyone's standard.

At 285 pounds, the Vikings might be envisioning Guyton as having the ability to move inside as well as play on the outside. In any event, the Vikings needed to take a look at their defensive line, and Guyton has allowed them to do that. Good, solid pick by Rick Spielman to finish his first draft as the general manager for Minnesota.

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