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Hulking David Yankey’s size helps counter initial technique lapses


MANKATO, Minn. – David Yankey casts a shadow that nearly engulfs a golf cart sitting outside of the Minnesota Vikings training camp.

Yankey, 22, has the size (6-foot-6) to be an effective offensive lineman in the NFL; that’s why the Vikings thought him a steal in the fifth round (145th overall) of May’s NFL Draft. But a week into camp, he’s utilized his size to make up for the technique lapses that stem from missing all but two days of Organized Team Activities in June.

“You want to make [size] count,” Yankey said after Friday morning’s walkthrough. “I think I have…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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