Originally posted on DraftSeason  |  Last updated 7/28/14
#6 | Middle Linebacker Number 6 on the list goes to an entire position once again and that is Middle Linebacker. The Vikings have had a rotating door at the middle linebacker position since EJ Henderson broke his leg back in 2010. They’ve had players like Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson who have been serviceable.  They’ve also tried young guys like Audie Cole.  While these players have shown flashed, no one has stepped up, grabbed this position and made it their own. Why Middle Linebacker’s Performance is so Important The middle linebacker is usually the leader of the defense and the Vikings haven’t had one in five years.  They need a player who is not only strong against the run, but also one who is athletic enough to cover would be pass catchers, and doesn’t come off the field on passing downs.  The Vikings have a star in Chad Greenway at the strong side linebacker position, and hope they found another in first rounder Anthony Barr.  They would love to have one in the middle as...
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