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Vikings draft GSU's Jerick McKinnon
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Georgia Southern quarterback Jerick McKinnon, center, displays some swagger after scoring the first of his four touchdowns against Old Dominion at Ballard Stadium in Norfolk, Va., in the 2012 FCS playoffs. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file

2014 NFL Draft

First Round
    Team    Player        Pos    College

1    Texans    Clowney, Jadeveon    DE    S. Carolina
2    Rams*    Robinson, Greg    OT    Auburn
3    Jaguars    Bortles, Blake        QB    UCF
4    Bills*    Watkins, Sammy    WR    Clemson
5    Raiders    Mack, Khalil        OLB    Buffalo
6    Falcons    Matthews, Jake    OT    Texas A&M
7    Bucs    Evans, Mike        WR    Texas A&M
8    Browns*    Gilbert, Justin        CB    Oklahoma St.
9    Vikings*    Barr, Anthony        OLB    UCLA
10     Lions    Ebron, Eric        TE    North Carolina
11     Titans    Lewan, Taylor        OT    Michigan
12    Giants    Beckham, Odell    WR    LSU
13    Rams    Donald, Aaron    DT    Pittsburgh
14    Bears    Fuller, Kyle        CB    Virginia Tech
15    Steelers    Shazier, Ryan        OLB    Ohio St.
16    Cowboys    Martin, Zack        OT    Notre Dame
17    Ravens    Mosley, C.J.        ILB    Alabama
18    Jets    Pryor, Calvin        FS    Louisville
9    Dolphins    James, Ja'Wuan    OT    Tennessee
20    Saint*    Cooks, Brandin    WR    Oregon St.
21    Packers    Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha    FS    Alabama
22    Browns*    Manziel, Johnny    QB    Texas A&M
23    Chiefs    Ford, Dee        DE    Auburn
24    Bengals    Dennard, Darqueze    CB    Michigan St.
25    Chargers    Verrett, Jason        CB    TCU
26    Eagles*    Smith, Marcus    DE    Louisville
27    Cardinals*Bucannon, Deone    SS    Wash. St.
28    Panthers    Benjamin, Kelvin    WR    Florida St.
29    Patriots    Easley, Dominique    DT    Florida
30    49ers    Ward, Jimmie        SS    N. Illinois
31    Broncos    Roby, Bradley        CB    Ohio St.
32    Vikings*    Bridgewater, Teddy    QB    Louisville
Second Round
    Team    Player        Pos    College

33    Texans    Su'a-Filo, Xavier    OG    UCLA
34    Cowboys*Lawrence, Demarcus    DE    Boise St.
35    Browns    Bitonio, Joel        OT    Nevada
36    Raiders    Carr, Derek        QB    Fresno St.
37    Falcons    Hageman, Ra'Shede    DT    Minnesota
38    Bucs    Seferian-Jenkins, Austin    TE    Washington
39    Jaguars    Lee, Marqise        WR    USC
40    Lions*    Van Noy, Kyle        OLB    BYU
41    Rams*    Joyner, Lamarcus    CB    Florida St.
42    Eagles*    Matthews, Jordan    WR    Vanderbilt
43    Giants    Richburg, Weston    C    Colorado St.
44    Bills*    Kouandjio, Cyrus    OT    Alabama
45    Seahawks* Richardson, Paul    WR    Colorado
46    Steelers    Tuitt, Stephon        DE    Notre Dame
47    Redskins* Murphy, Trent    OLB    Stanford
48    Ravens    Jernigan, Timmy    NT    Florida St.
49    Jets    Amaro, Jace        TE    Texas Tech
50    Chargers* Attaochu, Jeremiah    OLB    Georgia Tech
51    Bears    Ferguson, Ego    DT    LSU
52    Cardinals Niklas, Troy        TE    Notre Dame
53    Packers    Adams, Davante    WR    Fresno St.
54    Titans*    Sankey, Bishop    RB    Washington
55    Bengals    Hill, Jeremy        RB    LSU
56    Broncos    Latimer, Cody        WR    Indiana
57    49ers*    Hyde, Carlos        RB    Ohio St.
58    Saints    Jean-Baptiste, Stanley    CB    Nebraska
59    Colts    Mewhort, Jack    OT    Ohio St.
60    Panthers    Ealy, Kony    DE    Missouri
61    Jaguars*    Robinson, Allen    WR    Penn St.
62    Patriots    Garoppolo, Jimmy    QB    E. Illinois
63    Dolphins* Landry, Jarvis    WR    LSU
64    Seahawks Britt, Justin        OT    Missouri
Third Round
    Team    Player        Pos    College

65    Texans    Fiedorowicz, C.J.    TE    Iowa
66    Redskins     Moses, Morgan    OT    Virginia
67    Dolphins* Turner, Billy        OT    N. Dakota St.
68    Falcons    Southward, Dezmen    FS    Wisconsin
69    Bucs    Sims, Charles        RB    West Virginia
70    49ers*    Martin, Marcus    C    USC
71    Browns    Kirksey, Christian    OLB    Iowa
72    Vikings    Crichton, Scott    DE    Oregon St.
73    Bills    Brown, Preston    ILB    Louisville
74    Giants    Bromley, Jay        DT    Syracuse
75    Rams    Mason, Tre        RB    Auburn
76    Lions    Swanson, Travis    C    Arkansas
77    49ers*    Borland, Chris     ILB    Wisconsin
78    Redskins* Long, Spencer    OG    Nebraska
79    Ravens    Brooks, Terrence    FS    Florida St.
80    Jets    McDougle, Dexter    CB    Maryland
81    Raiders*    Jackson, Gabe    OG    Mississippi St.
82    Bears    Sutton, Will        DT    Arizona State
83    Texans*    Nix, Louis        NT    Notre Dame
84    Cardinals Martin, Kareem    DE    North Carolina
85    Packers    Thornton, Khyri    DT    South. Miss
86    Eagles    Huff, Josh        WR    Oregon
87    Chiefs    Gaines, Phillip    CB    Rice
88    Bengals    Clarke, Will        DE    West Virginia
89    Chargers    Watt, Chris        OG    Notre Dame
90    Colts    Moncrief, Donte    WR    Mississippi
91    Cardinals* Brown, John    WR    Pittsburg St.
92    Panthers    Turner, Trai        OG    LSU
93    Jaguars*    Linder, Brandon    OG    Miami
94    Browns*    West, Terrance    RB    Towson
95    Broncos    Schofield, Michael    OT    Michigan   
96    Vikings*    McKinnon, Jerick    RB    Ga. Southern

*Indicates pIck was traded for

    NEW YORK — Georgia Southern star Jerick McKinnon is a Minnesota Viking.
    Late Friday night, with the 32nd pick of the third round of the NFL Draft, McKinnon was selected 96th overall.
    A versatile running back, McKinnon played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, cornerback and safety, as well as kick returner for a Georgia Southern team that made it to the semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision three years in a row.
    The Vikings addressed needs all over the roster in the first two days of the draft, including McKinnon, who could fill the void created when Adrian Peterson's backup, Toby Gerhart, went to Jacksonville in free agency. McKinnon rushed for 1,050 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.
    In other picks Friday:
    — Houston had 20 hours to think about the first pick of the second round, then went for a blocker. The Texans selected UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo, who joins the first overall pick, defensive disrupter Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina, in Houston. The two of them can have fun colliding against each other in minicamps and training camp. The 6-foot-4, 307-pound Su'a-Filo, who went on a Mormon mission while in college, also has played tackle.
    — The Cowboys took Boise State defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, who they hope will emulate their departed sacks leader with the same first name, DeMarcus Ware, now with Denver. "I'm my own Demarcus," Lawrence said. "I don't like to try to be nobody else. I'm going to be me, and I'm going to do it well."
    — Cleveland, more active than any team in the first round, added a protector for Johnny Manziel by grabbing guard Joel Bitonio of Nevada, who also can play tackle or center. The Browns caused the biggest stir on opening night when they traded up to No. 22 to get Johnny Football. "I think he's a heck of a quarterback," Bitonio said. "Hopefully, he comes in and he's ready to compete and just ready to work and do well for the Cleveland Browns."
    Cleveland did not choose any receivers even though Josh Gordon is reportedly facing suspension.
 by the NFL for violating the league's drug policy again. Gordon was suspended for the first two games of 2013, but still led the league with 1,646 yards receiving in 14 games. He had 87 catches and nine touchdowns.
    — Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo, a star on the FCS level from the school that produced Tony Romo, went to New England near the end of the second round. Could he be the heir to Tom Brady, who Garoppolo says has been his favorite NFL player? "I feel good about it," Garoppolo said. "Whether I was coming in as the starter or as the backup, I'm going to go in and approach it the same way. I'm going to go out there and try to get better each and every day. That's what good football players do."
    — After Washington selected Virginia tackle Morgan Moses, who was on hand at the draft, with the 66th pick, Moses joked: "I thought my phone was broken." Several mock drafts had Moses going in the first round.
    The teams already were busy on the trade block, with five in the first 75 minutes of the second round. There were only five all through the opening round.
    It took 54 selections, a draft record, for a running back to go. Bishop Sankey of Washington was chosen by the Titans, who cut Chris Johnson this spring. Two more went in the next three selections: Jeremy Hill of LSU to Cincinnati, and Carlos Hyde of Ohio State to San Francisco.