If there’s any indication that Everson Griffen will have a productive career as a Minnesota Viking, it might just be shown by the round in which he was selected.
Griffen joins a DL core that has a number of great players – Jared Allen, Ray Edwards, Pat Williams and Kevin Williams. The mentoring from this group of DL will surely be of great value for Griffen, but he might be able to relate best to a pair of Vikings DEs that share a very similar draft experience to that of the rookie DE.
Both Ray Edwards and Brian Robison were selected in the 4th round in the NFL Draft by the Vikings – Edwards as the 127th overall pick in 2006 and Robison as the 102nd overall pick in 2007.
Edwards and Robison have both had dynamic careers thus far as Vikings and the production they have shown over the past couple of seasons may set the bar for Griffen. I cannot speak for either Edwards or Robison but I am sure that both of the former 4th round selections are excited to work with and tutor the 6-3, 273 pound rookie from USC.
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