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Vikings on Draft Day

The Star Tribune is reporting that the Vikings day began earlier than expected: They made a deal with Tampa Bay and took Texas defensive end Brian Robison (6-3, 259 pounds). He was a three-year starter in college. The deal was the Vikings and Bucs swapped fourth rounders — Tampa Bay now gets No. 106 overall — and Tampa also gets the Vikings’ sixth rounder (No. 182 overall). Robison had injury problems last season but still started 10 of 12 games at right end. He finished with a career-low 37 tackles and 5.5 sacks Robison had a much better 2005, recording a career-high 58 tackles. He led the team with seven sacks and 15 tackles for loss. Also had 10 quarterback pressures. The piece ends with a sly comment on the excitement of getting Petersen yesterday mentioning that he has chosen his jersey number 28 and that the vikings will be "able to sell a few of those".