A Successful Vikings' Draft?
Andrew Kneeland. 28th April, 2008
With the 43nd overall pick in the second round, the Minnesota Vikings selected safety Tyrell Johnson from Arkansas State.
This is a good pick. Johnson will not only be the eventual replacement to Darren Sharper, but he will also make an immediate impact on the pass defense of this Viking team.
Johnson had a fantastic combine, which many people blame for his dramatic rise on draft boards. He had 27 reps in the bench press; the highest among safeties. To put that into perspective, offensive lineman Jake Long had a total of 37 reps, running back Jonathon Stewart had 28, and tight end Fred Davis had 24.
Johnson also displayed his great... ...