Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings were very busy in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft on Saturday.
Immediately after trading back with the Miami Dolphins, Spielman then moved forwards with a deal struck with the Philadelphia Eagles. Spielman gave up the 240th overall selection to move up 8 slots (from 196 to 188) and select a tight end.
#Eagles send pick #188 to Vikings for pick #196 in 6th round and pick # 240 in 7th round.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 30, 2016
At that point, the Vikings selected Texas San Antonio tight end David Morgan (6′ 4″ and 262 pounds) who should get an extended audition, in competition with Brian Leonhardt, to be a blocking tight end for the Vikings while Rhett Ellison recovers from his serious late-season injury.
Morgan brings an unspectacular but consistent set of skills to the table. That isn’t to say that he can only be used as a blocker, however. The former basketball player boasts strong leaping abilities and the ability to win contested catch situations.
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