6th Round Pick (2)- Ade Aruna- DE, Tulane

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6th Round Pick (2)- Ade Aruna- DE, Tulane

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:44 pm

Vikings selected Tulane DE Ade Aruna with the No. 218 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
Aruna (6’5/262) made 34 starts for the Green Wave, compiling 19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Aruna managed two sacks as a senior as Tulane’s coaching staff oddly asked him to play 3-4 nose tackle. When used to penetrate upfield, Aruna showed impressive burst and freaky length. Aruna blew up the Combine with a 4.6-flat forty and explosive vertical (38 ½") and broad (10’8") jumps, testing as an 85th-percentile athlete. Long on traits but still learning the game as a Nigerian native who didn’t play football until his senior year in high school, Aruna profiles as a high-ceiling, low-floor project.
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Re: 6th Round Pick (2)- Ade Aruna- DE, Tulane

Post by dead_poet » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:49 pm

Let's go Patterson. Seems like he's another Hunter freak.
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Re: 6th Round Pick (2)- Ade Aruna- DE, Tulane

Post by nightowl » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:01 pm

dead_poet wrote:Let's go Patterson. Seems like he's another Hunter freak.
Pretty much what I thought when I read his profile a month back. I know nothing about him, it just read like the kind of DEs the Vikes have targeted under Zimmer. I had a suspicion they'd come out of this draft with one of Aruna, Lorenzo Carter, Arden Key or Kemoko Turay.
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Re: 6th Round Pick (2)- Ade Aruna- DE, Tulane

Post by Maelstrom88 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:58 am

Clay with the traits to be molded into a starter. I love how this team builds on its strengths.
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