Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: 1/23 - Sharrif Floyd, DT, 6-3, 295, Florida...A quick, powerful three-technique player who can stop the run and penetrate a gap as a disruptive pass rusher. At minimum, Floyd will rotate at the under tackle position with 11-year veteran Kevin Williams, who is in the final year of his contract. Look for the Vikings to also experiment with using Floyd at nose tackle next to Williams. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: 1/23 - Sharrif Floyd, DT, 6-3, 295, Florida...A quick, powerful three-technique player who can stop the run and penetrate a gap as a disruptive pass rusher. At minimum, Floyd will rotate at the under tackle position with 11-year veteran Kevin Williams, who is in the final year of his contract. Look for the Vikings to also experiment with using Floyd at nose tackle next to Williams. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, the Vikings' pick at No. 23, was considered by many to be a top-five talent. His tumble from projections that had him going No. 3 overall to the Raiders to No. 23 probably cost him in the neighborhood of $12 million. Floyd, however, is happy with the team that picked him and will be more than happy with the contract he'll end up with. That's because Floyd basically grew up on the streets of Philadelphia. Living without his parents, he stayed with his grandmother when he wasn't staying with high school coaches, teachers and others.
In September of 2011, Florida suspended Floyd for the first two games for receiving $2,500 in cash over several months from someone outside the university. It was declared a violation of NCAA preferential treatment rules and Floyd had to return the money. Floyd later was adopted by Kevin Lahn, the man who gave him the benefits. "For Sharrif to go from where he was to where he is now," said Spielman, "that tells you the kind of person we chose to bring into this organization." - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Spielman ecstatic over first-round haul...The Vikings had two defensive difference-makers fall to them before taking a breath just long enough to trade back into the first round and grab Cordarrelle Patterson, an offensive standout who could fill Percy Harvin's shoes as a versatile playmaking receiver and kick returner. Not a bad first day for general manager Rick Spielman, although the trade with New England at No. 29 did cost the Vikings both of their second-day picks (52nd and 83rd) as well as a fourth- (102nd) and a seventh-rounder (229th). And, oh yeah, the Vikings still don't have a starting middle linebacker after passing on Notre Dame's Manti Te'o not once or twice, but three times in a span of seven picks.
Spielman was positively giddy while talking to reporters after the Vikings selected Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd 23rd and Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes 25th. Floyd can rotate with 11-year veteran Kevin Williams, whom he'll definitely replace in 2014, or he has enough flexibility to possibly start at nose tackle and then move to the under tackle spot next year. - The Sports Xchange
04/25/13 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 7. DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida (6-3, 297, 3JR)...A player still coming into his own, Floyd has always been a powerful athlete with natural feet, but he started to play with more consistent anger and technique in 2012. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
04/25/13 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 3. *Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida: Used predominately at defensive end in 2011, the 6-3, 303-pounder was moved inside to his more natural defensive tackle position in 2012 and flourished, earning first-team all-conference honors with 46 tackles, including a team-high 13 tackles for loss. While his Gators lost the Sugar Bowl to Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville, Floyd was dynamic, sacking the mobile sophomore quarterback twice and showing scouts flashes of untapped potential. Explosive and dedicated, he's viewed by scouts as a prototypical three-technique defensive tackle and a future Pro Bowl selection. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com