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Updated: April 28th, 2012 4:56pm
Vikings' pick at No. 219: California defensive lineman Trevor Guyton

Vikings' pick at No. 219: California defensive lineman Trevor Guyton

by Tom Pelissero and Judd Zulgad
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings completed their 2012 draft class on Saturday afternoon by using the 219th overall draft pick on California defensive lineman Trevor Guyton.

Guyton (6-foot-2 5/8, 285 pounds) appeared in 42 games over four seasons with the Golden Bears, recording 91 tackles (34 solo), 24½ tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

Guyton is listed as both an end and a nose tackle. "I feel comfortable playing everywhere," Guyton said. "I played everywhere at Cal and one of the best things I bring to the table is my versatility. I will wait to see where they want me. I'll go up there and work hard."

Guyton started all 13 games as a senior last season and finished with a career-high 46 tackles. He led Cal with 5.5 sacks and added 12 stops for a loss. Guyton, who lined up at three different spots and spent part of the season battling a shin injury, was named All-Pac 12 second-team by the league's coaches.

Playing time was not an issue for Guyton last season but that wasn't always the case. Cal lost linemen Tyson Alualu and Cameron Jordan in the 2010 and 2011 drafts, respectively. Alualu was the 10th-overall selection by Jacksonville in 2010 and Jordan went 24th-overall to New Orleans in 2011.

"The biggest negative was not getting on the field as much as I felt like derved to and as much as maybe I could have been out there on a different team," he said. "But just to learn from guys that are so good. I improved my game more than maybe I could if I was just there playing by myself.

"I don't regret anything and those two guys are big influences in my life and we still keep on contact. I'm glad to have had the opportunity to play with them."

The numbers

• 40-yard dash: 5.04 seconds.
• 10-yard dash: 1.76 seconds.
• 20-yard dash: 2.88 seconds.
• 20-yard shuttle: 4.53 seconds.
• 3-cone drill: 7.44 seconds.
• Vertical jump: 31 inches.
• Broad jump: 8 feet, 9 inches.
• Bench press: 25 reps of 225 pounds.
• Arm length: 33 inches.
• Hand size: 10¼ inches.
• Wingspan: 79 3/8 inches.

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