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Vikings end Sharrif Floyd’s slide with 23rd pick

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The Vikings recently restructured defensive tackle Kevin Williams‘ contract so that he will become a free agent after the 2013 season.

They may have taken his replacement with the 23rd pick of the first round. The Vikings selected defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd of Florida, ending an unexpected slide down the draft board for the former Gator.

Floyd had been linked to the Raiders with the third overall pick, but Oakland traded down to 12 and then selected cornerback D.J. Hayden to send Floyd tumbling all the way to Minnesota. Williams is one of four impending free agents on the defensive line for the Vikings, so Floyd may spend this season working in a rotation until he gets his feet fully under him. If his athletic ability and quickness translate to the NFL, the Vikings shouldn’t miss a beat if Williams does leave the team after next season.

The Vikings also own the 25th pick, which could be used for a middle linebacker. There’s one from Notre Dame that you may have heard of, especially if you’ve been watching the television coverage of the first round.

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38 Responses to “Vikings end Sharrif Floyd’s slide with 23rd pick”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:50 PM

    Just what the Vikings needed – another troubled Florida Gator.

  2. officialgame says: Apr 25, 2013 10:51 PM

    Great pick, steal! Good luck Shariff!!! Not a Viking fan but you got a great player and good person. Never should have slid like that.

  3. sabanissatan says: Apr 25, 2013 10:52 PM

    Great steal by the Vikings

  4. melkipershero says: Apr 25, 2013 10:52 PM

    I hope they take Teo so i dont have to see his overrated ass every commercial break.

  5. skns2thend says: Apr 25, 2013 10:53 PM

    I just hope the Vikings don’t think they stand half the chance in 13..
    HTTR

  6. djpugh23 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:54 PM

    Couldn’t be happier with this selection.
    Very lucky he slid so far. Outstanding.
    Could he have a better role mole than Kevin Williams?

    From a Scottish Viking Fan

  7. nelspetersen says: Apr 25, 2013 10:54 PM

    Steal of the draft. Now get Rhodes and our def will be a force to be reckoned with.

  8. vikes69 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:54 PM

    love it! now we need ogletree! anyone but teo

  9. 27xplayoffs says: Apr 25, 2013 10:54 PM

    Awesome that he slid to us. That couldn’t have gone any better at 23!

  10. vikes69 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:55 PM

    Yes Rhodes!

  11. officialgame says: Apr 25, 2013 10:55 PM

    You say Te’O, I say Bono. Manti T’eo is morphing into Chaz Bono right before our eyes.

  12. rajbais says: Apr 25, 2013 10:55 PM

    He better be the first year ex-Gator that Harvin was like as a rookie!!!

    Hope he does great in the Twin Cities!!!

  13. contra74 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:58 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 10:50 PM
    Just what the Vikings needed – another troubled Florida Gator.
    —-
    Article posted at 10:49 and yours comes in at 10:50pm.

    You are an obsessive and sad packer fan.

  14. hashtagfaith says: Apr 25, 2013 11:00 PM

    Brilliant first round by Spielman going defense, defense. Filled two BIG needs. Although Patterson must have been tempting, there will be good WRs to be had in rounds two and three. Defense wins championships. #faith

  15. lnfinite says: Apr 25, 2013 11:01 PM

    Rhodes and Floyd. Solid picks. With Floyd, the mlb position problems can be easily masked.

  16. waitstop says: Apr 25, 2013 11:03 PM

    Nice pick, quality depth to set up for the future and not need to reach in future drafts to fill needs. good team building pick.

  17. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Apr 25, 2013 11:06 PM

    His facemask is stupid.

  18. skolvikes says: Apr 25, 2013 11:07 PM

    Jared Allen-Kevin Williams-Shariff Floyd-Brian Robison

    Drool…..

  19. thesteelers says: Apr 25, 2013 11:08 PM

    Te’o to Baltipoor LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  20. inyofaceagain says: Apr 25, 2013 11:09 PM

    Cannot believe Vikings landed Shariff, what a stud

  21. wludford says: Apr 25, 2013 11:10 PM

    Vikings couldn’t pass up Floyd. Great value and great fit for the Vikings.

  22. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:11 PM

    contra74 says: Apr 25, 2013 10:58 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Apr 25, 2013 10:50 PM
    Just what the Vikings needed – another troubled Florida Gator.
    —-
    Article posted at 10:49 and yours comes in at 10:50pm.

    You are an obsessive and sad packer fan.

    *************************************************

    Timing my every post? And I’m obsessive????

    LOL

  23. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Apr 25, 2013 11:18 PM

    As Denny Green once said, there’s a new Sharrif in town.

  24. MyTeamsAllStink says: Apr 25, 2013 11:23 PM

    The Patriots just suckered yet another team.If the Vikings take Te’o they are fools.Giving up four draft picks unbelievable

  25. tdk24 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:34 PM

    The fact that Floyd slid that far shows that the mock draft so called experts know squat.

  26. skolvikes says: Apr 25, 2013 11:36 PM

    Timing my every post? And I’m obsessive????

    LOL
    ———————————-

    Either that or he’s just looking at the time stamped right on it…

    Typical Packer fan, dumb as a box of rocks.

  27. taintedsaints2009 says: Apr 25, 2013 11:49 PM

    Would have been nice if they added ogle tree with that third first round pick. Defense would have been solidified.

    Still, a good pick here. They needed to get a dt.

  28. lnfinite says: Apr 25, 2013 11:51 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Apr 25, 2013 11:06 PM

    His facemask is stupid.

    ————————————————–

    Your KFAN bit is stupid.

  29. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 26, 2013 12:02 AM

    Yeah, great draft for the Queens. An overrated SEC tackle, then trade everything for an overrated dumb WR from Tennessee.

    Real smart.

  30. CKL says: Apr 26, 2013 12:31 AM

    Mayock said that he was texting people as to why Floyd slid and some replies mentioned character concerns. Huh? I never heard that about him before. I’ll be rooting for Floyd to do well, I like how he’s triumphed over his hard life to make good.

  31. tdubdizzle says: Apr 26, 2013 12:56 AM

    Slide? The only ones that had Floyd that high were the guys copying Mel Kipers dumbgrass!

  32. theskolbandit says: Apr 26, 2013 1:20 AM

    @filthymcnasty.
    Cmon dude give it up. We have done an outstanding job!! You and all the packer fans know it. ESPN, NFL NETWORK all concour we have been the biggest players and hit on every pick “on paper” I know but it’s ok I UNDERSTAND you’re worried
    SKOL TO MY FELLOW VIKE FANS SKOL!!!!
    BANDIT

  33. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 26, 2013 2:04 PM

    Emotionally starved Viking fans think they’ve “won” the draft.

  34. theskolbandit says: Apr 26, 2013 2:42 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:
    Apr 26, 2013 2:04 PM
    Emotionally starved Viking fans think they’ve “won” the draft.

    *********************************************************

    You got it bro cue Charlie Sheen WINNING!!!!!!!!!

  35. wludford says: Apr 26, 2013 3:31 PM

    I’m looking at the tape of Floyd. Wow does he look a lot like a young Reggie White.

  36. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 26, 2013 3:58 PM

    wludford says: Apr 26, 2013 3:31 PM

    I’m looking at the tape of Floyd. Wow does he look a lot like a young Reggie White.

    **********************************************

    Yeah, when Reggie was 12.

  37. theskolbandit says: Apr 27, 2013 8:35 PM

    Vikings will have the best D in the North for seasons to come. Frazier believes in the “defense wins championships mode” add the best rushing attack in football, and an improved WR corps. Ya Packer fans I GET IT Ponder needs to take a big step if he wants to be the teams future leader but here u go bro.. Got rid of the “headache” added a solid veteran that actually finishes his routs. Sorry perc but u can’t run a route to save ur A$$!! Bubble screen master ha ANYWAY and than add Cordarelle Patterson to the mix for Jennings to mold. Which Percy never had btw. Watch out NORTH
    SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BANDIT

  38. jazz11001 says: Apr 28, 2013 12:22 AM

    The Vikings did so well in the draft that the Packers had to sign Rodgers to a contract to make their fans think they were actually at work! Now next year they wont be able to afford to sign anyone!!!

    Division plays out like this:

    1. Vikings
    2. Detroit – Reggie is gonna run all over the Pack
    3. Bears
    4. Sharon Rodgers and whomever else is on the team

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