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Fifth Round Pick: Jasper Brinkley


In my initial reactions to the draft class, I gave the pick of inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley an “A” from the get-go.  The good folks, and new friends, over at were able to interview Brinkley prior to the draft and have allowed us to post a small portion of the interview here at Vikings Gab.  We really, really appreciate it. 

One of the most interesting parts of the interview is when he lists Percy Harvin first among players that were toughest to defend against.  I guess he wont have to worry about covering him anymore.

To view the interview as a whole, click here.

Here’s a small portion of the interview:

In terms of where you are now, how confident are you in your knee?

Oh, I’m very confident. I could tell towards the second half of the season how confident I was. The first half stats and things of that nature weren’t really that impressive, but towards the end of the season I started to rebound and get the stats back to where they were back in 2007.

Are there any NFL teams or NFL players that you watch and admire?

I really admire Ray Lewis, the Ravens. Tough guy. Physical, real physical. Team leader, you know, high-character guy.

Do you think you could move to outside, or maybe play a little defensive end?

Oh, I definitely can. Whatever a team needs me to do, I feel I can do the job and be really productive at it.

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One Response to “Fifth Round Pick: Jasper Brinkley”

  1. Thanks Adam!

    Here is the link to the full Patriots Daily interview:

    Jasper Brinkley Q&A With PD

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