Vikings' pick at No. 215: Arizona defensive end D'Aundre Reed
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings continued to add depth on defense with the first of their two seventh-round picks in the NFL Draft on Saturday, selecting Arizona defensive end D'Aundre Reed with the 215th overall selection.
Reed (6-foot-4, 261 pounds) was a four-year letterwinner and played in 47 games for the Wildcats. But he only made eight starts and finished his career with 83 tackles, including 56 solo, 11½ for loss and six sacks.
"It was a pretty good rotation," said Reed, who played behind second-round pick Brooks Reed (Texans) and sixth-rounder Ricky Elmore (Packers). "But I knew what I could do in my heart, so I just knew I just had to keep working hard and put it on tape and people will see what I can be on tape. The tape doesn't lie."
The Sacramento, Calif., native ranked fifth among defensive linemen at the NFL scouting combine in the vertical leap (35½ inches) and the broad jump (9 feet, 11 inches). The Vikings got an extra look at him while working out Reed and Elmore privately on campus this month.
Of the Vikings' first seven picks on the draft's final day, five were defensive players.
• 40-yard dash: 4.89 seconds.
• Bench press: 30 reps of 225 pounds.
• Vertical jump: 35½ inches.
• Broad jump: 9 feet, 11 inches.
• 3-cone drill: 7.24 seconds.
• 20-yard shuttle: 4.32 seconds.