The Vikings have been checking off needs through the early part of the draft, and continued to do so in the fourth round with the selection of Michigan linebacker Ben Gedeon.
While many hoping for a linebacker somewhere in the middle rounds, the Gedeon pick is a bit of a head-scratcher; there were a number of linebackers still available that rated higher than Gedeon on most draft boards. Ben Gedeon was the 238th-ranked prospect on the Vikings Territory big board. After considerable jubilation about the Vikings’ first three draft picks, the tone shifted in discussing the Michigan linebacker.
Here’s what folks around the web are saying about the Vikings’ (second) fourth round pick: