Vikings 1st round pick Darrisaw ready to work |

Vikings 1st round pick Darrisaw ready to work

KSTP Sports
Created: April 30, 2021 05:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings first round pick Christian Darrisaw arrived in the Twin Cities Friday after being selected with the 23rd overall pick on Thursday night.

"Going into the locker room and seeing my jersey and seeing my name on it with my number is like a dream come true," Darrisaw said on Friday.

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Darrisaw is a late-blooming, athletic blocker at 6-foot-5 and 322 pounds.

"I'm ready to get to work now. Just get in that playbook on day one and go out there and just be coachable."

He was a second-team All-American in 2020 who can fill a significant need at left tackle after Riley Reiff was released.

The Vikings had the No. 14 spot on the board, which would have been their highest in six years. They sent it to the New York Jets with one of their four choices in the fourth round.

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