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“In the 2013 NFL Draft the Minnesota Vikings select Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle, Florida.” -Rodger Goodell
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The Vikings made a splash in the first round of the NFL Draft this year. One pick the team believes they got away with was the pick to secure Sharrif Floyd as a Minnesota Viking.
Floyd was a standout defensive tackle at Florida. He was a first-team All-American according to The Sporting News as well as All-Southeastern Conference honors following his junior season.
As a sophomore in 2011, Floyd played 11 games at defensive end. He tallied 46 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup, and a blocked kick. Compared to the rest of the team, Floyd had the most quarterback hurries with four in the 2011 season.
In Floyd’s junior season he moved back to the position he was most comfortable with, defensive tackle. He had a lot of success at the position in the toughest conference in college football. He totaled 31 tackles ...
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