Minnesota Vikings 2008 NFL Draft Grade
If you factor in the acquisition of Jared Allen to the mix, then the Minnesota Vikings hit draft day out of the park; but I'm not doing that. I focus on the players they actually drafted and that wasn't half bad. They started with Tyrell Johnson from Arkansas State who many had as the top safety in the draft going in. He adds to a very good defense in Minnesota and if he transitions well could be a steal in mid-round two.

They also addressed the line with Letroy Guion from Florida State who despite limited playing time for a talented program produced big time, warranting a draft day surprise when Minnesota came calling. With center John Sullivan, they may have found a future starter late. He was high on draft boards but slipped to round six; he will be good in the interior rotation as early as this fall. 

The steal here is John David Booty who may be the steal of the entire draft all together. This kid has a great release and incredible accuracy; he isn't going to outrun anybody, however. He could push Tavares Jackson for the starting nod and could be the perfect fit at QB in the long-term future. 

Round 2 (43) – Tyrell Johnson – FS – 6’0” 207 – Arkansas State 

Round 5 (137) – John David Booty – QB – 6’3” 213 – USC 

Round 5 (152) – Letroy Guion – DT – 6’4” 303 – Florida State 

Round 6 (187) – John Sullivan – C – 6’4” 301 – Notre Dame 

Round 6 (193) – Jaymar Johnson – WR – 6’0” 176 – Jackson State 

Minnesota Vikings – Draft Grade – B- 

By T. Lewis, 20Yardline.com
May 7, 2008