Sharrif Floyd drafted by the Minnesota Vikings

After free fall, the Vikings scoop up Sharrif Floyd

4/25/13 in NFL   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

November 17, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) points against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Jacksonville State Gamecocks 23-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsSharrif Floyd was supposed to go in the top five. He didn't. He sat in the green room. Finally, when he was picked 23rd overall by the Minnesota Vikings, Floyd gave a very impressive, humble interview to Deion Sanders of the NFL Network. 

Some had speculated that Floyd fell because of character concerns, but Mike Mayock, also of the NFL Network, believes he is the best defensive lineman he watched on tape this year. However, he is the third defensive tackle off the board today.

The former Florida Gator didn't put up huge numbers in college, but definitely chewed up a few blockers on each play. Another thing that Floyd brings to the table is his ability to block kicks on special teams. 

Some experts had expected the Vikings to target a defensive back or linebacker in the first round, but it was defensive line with the 23rd pick. However the Vikings pick again at 25, so their day is not done yet. 
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