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Vikings take edge rusher Stephen Weatherly in the seventh round

By Andrew Krammer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings drafted Vanderbilt edge rusher Stephen Weatherly in the seventh round on Saturday.

Weatherly, 22, was taken with the 227th-overall pick, acquired when the Vikings traded back in the sixth round with the Miami Dolphins. He was an outside linebacker in Vanderbilt’s 3-4 scheme, and is listed as a defensive end by the Vikings in coach Mike Zimmer’s 4-3 system.

Weatherly (6-4, 267) ranked third in the bench press (23) among all outside linebackers at February’s scouting combine. He paired the strength with a 4.61 time in the 40-yard dash.

He was credited with 26 tackles for a loss, 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 30 games for Vanderbilt.

The post Vikings take edge rusher Stephen Weatherly in the seventh round appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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