Minnesota Vikings select David Yankey: All-American headed to the Twin Cities

Ezra Shaw

Blocking for Adrian Peterson is a nice gig

So David Yankey... how do you look in purple?

With the 5th pick of the 5th round, the Minnesota Vikings added to their offensive line by selecting the two-time All-American, picking up a prospect that many are going to call a steal.

The Georgia native provides instant depth for the Vikings o-line, and may be a fit for them at right guard, where he'd be a nice fit next to John Sullivan, one of the best run-blocking centers in the NFL. 

David Shaw said on the NFL network broadcast that he might put Yankey at right tackle in the NFL, but that seems unlikely with the massive Phil Loadholt firmly entrenched in that spot.

Yankey's stock slid a little bit over the course of the draft process, originally being projected as one of the consensus best linemen at the beginning of the year, but after putting another year on tape and working out at the combine, he slid all the way to the 5th round, where he's a great value.

On top of that, drawing a job where you get to block for the best running back in the NFL is pretty nice.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Rule Of Tree

You must be a member of Rule Of Tree to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rule Of Tree. You should read them.

Join Rule Of Tree

You must be a member of Rule Of Tree to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Rule Of Tree. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker