Vikings Trade Up to Select Linebacker Jasper Brinkley


Published: April 26, 2009


... draft, the Minnesota Vikings select...Jasper Brinkley

Minnesota had to trade up with the Redskins to get him.

Jasper was a middle linebacker from South Carolina. He won the Defensive Player of the Year for the Gamecocks.

Minnesota was weak on linebacker depth for all of last season.

Brinkley will be able to provide depth and could possibly start at outside linebacker in the future, if need be.

Jasper is 6"2, 255 pounds. He is a phenomenal tackler and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds. He also benched 26 reps.

I love this pick. I, personally, think that Jasper Brinkley is a steal this late in the draft.

The Vikings have gotten the great defensive player that they needed. Good pick for Childress in the fifth round.


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