Vikings take a pair of defensive backs in the NFL Draft's sixth round
Thirty six defensive backs were drafted before the Minnesota Vikings took Antone Exum with the 182nd pick in the sixth round.
Exum missed most of his senior season at Virginia Tech after tearing his ACL in the offseason. He appeared in three games. Started in 27 games in 2011 and 2012, amassing 26 pass breakups and six interceptions.
Exum told local reporters on a conference call that he could be used in a hybrid role, but mainly as a safety and special teams contributor.
Two picks later at 184th, the Vikings took cornerback Kendall James.
James ran a 4.44 40-yard dash and a 39-inch vertical leap in Feburary's Combine after his redshirt senior season in Maine. Appeared in 48 games across four seasons for the Black Bears.
Minnesota has three seventh-round picks (220nd, 223rd and 225th) left in Saturday's finale of the NFL Draft. General manager Rick Spielman has conducted four draft-day trades in 2014's three-day session.