With the 43rd pick, the Minnesota Vikings select…
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
6-6, 265 pounds
Rudolph is a steal at this point for the Vikings. He's a gifted pass catcher, knows how to go up and get the football, and can win in the run game as well. Isn't an elite athlete, but plays fast in tight areas and should mature into one of the leagues top tight ends.