The Minnesota Vikings were the 4th team to select a Notre Dame player in this year’s draft when they took John Sullivan #187 overall in the 6th round.
Sullivan was the 4th center selected in the draft and the first Notre Dame center drafted since Jeff Faine went 21st overall to Cleveland in the 2003 draft. Vikings center Matt Birk is reaching the end of his career so it is likely that Minnesota drafted Sullivan here in the hopes that he can learn behind him and eventually take his place. That is assuming Sullivan makes the roster. Snapping problems in the shot gun formation plagued Sullivan over his final season at Notre Dame and will need to be corrected in a hurry if he is to make the Vikes 53 man roster this fall.