The Vikings have two selections in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft. Earlier, we took a look at the offensive line. With this choice it would appear that Minnesota will add some depth to their defensive line.
The Vikings own the 147th overall selection in the 2011 NFL draft, and the hope is that they can find a player that will help the team overcome the fact they do not have a third round choice this year.
Here is a look at players that could add that depth on the defensive line, and return the Vikings to the playoffs in 2011-12.
DE Markus White Â– Florida State: Whits started for the Seminoles the last two seasons and produced good numbers. At 6’4Â” and 260 pounds, White has good size and decent speed. White posted a career high with 58 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 2010, and is very good at making penetration into the opposing teams backfield. White will need to add some strength to be successful in the NFL, but has a non-stop motor and is a tireless worker.
DT Martin Parker Â– Richmond: Parker was a force at the FCS level and at 6’2Â” and 300 pounds has the size to play in the NFL. Parker won the player of the game in the East/West Shrine Game, proving to scouts that he can play against top talent. Parker may struggle early, but he should be a quality player in the NFL.