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.
Could not be more excited to be with an organization like the Vikings! Truly blessed! Also get to see my boy @CMF61 #GOVIKES— David Yankey (@papa_yank) May 10, 2014
Welcome to Minnesota!!!! @papa_yank— AJ Tarpley (@AJTarpley) May 10, 2014
.@mbloom11 and #Stanford have now had four OL selected in the last three NFL Drafts: Yankey. Fleming, DeCastro and Martin.— Andy Drukarev (@StanfordRivals) May 10, 2014
Yankey’s offensive line coach with the Vikings is Jeff Davidson. The father of Stanford OL Nick Davidson.— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) May 10, 2014
I was part of the group that bit too hard on the Yankey hype early, but I definitely think he's a strong pick in Round 5.— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) May 10, 2014
congrats to the guys in the trenches @papa_yank and @cammyjfresh— Chase Thomas (@CTcard44) May 10, 2014