A perfect fit for the Vikings’ new scheme"W

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A perfect fit for the Vikings’ new scheme"W

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ith their first selection in the 2019 NFL Draft http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/authentic-kirk-cousins-jersey , the Minnesota Vikings have taken a big step towards repairing the interior of their offensive line.Garrett BradburyJohn David Mercer-USA TODAY SportsDate of Birth: UnknownCollege: North Carolina State UniversityDrafted: First round, #18 overallHeight: 6’3”Weight: 306 poundsCareer accomplishments: Rimington Award Winner (2018), Consensus All-American (2018), First-Team All-ACC (2018)Twitter handle: @Gbradbury_11With the 18th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Garrett Bradbury, a center from North Carolina State University.Originally recruited to the Wolfpack as a tight end, he redshirted for a year and then wound up moving to guard. He was a reserve at the guard spot in 2015 before starting 11 games at left guard in 2016. He then moved to the center spot, where he garnered All-ACC Honorable Mention. He continued to improve Womens Anthony Barr Jersey , and this past season won the Rimington Award, which is given to the player voted as the best center in college football.Bradbury is now the second Rimington Award winner that the Vikings have drafted in three years, as Pat Elflein also won that honor when he was at Ohio State. With the selection of Bradbury, it will be interesting to see how the Vikings use him and Elflein as a tandem inside. One of the two of them is likely slotted to move to left guard, but at this time it isn’t clear which one it is yet. It’s definitely a developing storyline to keep an eye on going forward.Welcome to Minnesota, Garrett Bradbury! EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hit their familiar stride on defense during the second half of the season, after some uncharacteristic earlier struggles.There’s been no better example of this lately than Anthony Barr.“He’s always been a good player Eric Kendricks Jersey ,” coach Mike Zimmer said. “I think he’s probably taking it to another level right now.”Barr had two of the team’s nine sacks in the 41-17 victory over Miami last week , some obvious evidence of his value. The fifth-year outside linebacker, playing on an expiring contract, has often made an impact for the Vikings in ways that have stretched beyond basic statistics.The fact that he was picked for a fourth straight Pro Bowl, joining defensive end Danielle Hunter and safety Harrison Smith from the defense, with only 13½ career sacks is a good place to start.“I do what I’m asked to do. I think everybody gets caught up in numbers and stats and all that. I may not blow you away, but I think I bring a lot of other things to the table that may go unnoticed from the common eye,” Barr said on Wednesday before practice. “I’ve got coaches and players coming up to me and telling me http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/authentic-latavius-murray-jersey , ‘You’re doing a great job. Great player,’ this and that.”In the four-down-linemen scheme the Vikings have used under Zimmer, Barr’s position isn’t set up to produce league-leader-type numbers. He has progressed as a pass rusher to the point, though, where opponents are bracing for him to blitz whether or not he storms the backfield or drops back in coverage. Zimmer, who has been critical of Barr at times throughout his career, also complimented his advancements in communication, leadership and recognition on the field.“When you see him going downhill and working his pass-rush moves on people it’s hard to stop him Womens Trae Waynes Jersey ,” Smith said. “He’s got the body of a D-end, but he can run about as well as our safeties. So he’s kind of got it all.”Barr missed three games with a hamstring injury. He said the absence helped him return stronger physically and mentally.“You get time to look yourself in the mirror and figure out things you maybe could do better and different ways you can help,” Barr said. “Obviously, I feel we’ve been playing to my strengths the last few weeks.”Smith also became a four-time Pro Bowl selection. With Hunter, who’s tied for second in the NFL with 14½ sacks now on the list, the Vikings have six players on defense who’ve been a Pro Bowl pick. They’re leading the league again on third downs with a 28.6 percent conversation rate allowed and are first with 47 sacks .“There tends to be always streaks here and there. I remember earlier this year everybody was kind of down on us after a couple of games,” Smith said. “This league changes fast, and you’ve just got to be constantly working.”One of those past Pro Bowl selections was defensive end Everson Griffen Danielle Hunter Jersey , who missed five games while receiving mental health treatment and has not been quite the same disruptive force upon his return that he’s been before. Griffen was announced on Wednesday as the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner as the player best exemplifying commitment to sportsmanship and courage.“It’s been a rough year for me, but I’m still here,” Griffen said. “I’m still standing, and that’s the main thing. I’m here to fight. I’m a fighter.”

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