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Southern Illinois TE MyCole Pruitt Selected by Minnesota Vikings With 143rd Pick

A very talented Saluki will get a chance with the Vikings.

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-cards="hidden" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vikings?src=hash">#Vikings</a> have selected TE MyCole Pruitt with the 143rd overall pick. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VikingsDraft?src=hash">#VikingsDraft</a> <a href="http://t.co/s8iC7Qchwx">pic.twitter.com/s8iC7Qchwx</a></p>&mdash; Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) <a href="https://twitter.com/Vikings/status/594562819749584896">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The Vikings selected a player many dubbed as a sleeper in this draft, picking Southern Illinois tight end MyCole Pruitt with the tenth pick of the fifth round.

Pruitt was a dominant receiver at the FCS level and helped his stock with a fantastic performance at the NFL Combine, with a remarkable 4.58 40 time-- even more impressive considering his 6'2", 250 lb. frame. Many pundits have projected him as a H-back in the NFL.

You can check out our scouting report on Pruitt here.