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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Jackson's got company?

The Vikings added a quarterback to push... Drew Henson.

With the first of two seventh round picks, the Vikings selected Tyler Thigpen, a 6 foot 2 quarterback from Coastal Carolina. There is no mention of him in Pro Football Weekly, but Mel Kiper has something on him.

"He has shown the ability to grow and that he should have a chance to make a roster," Kiper writes. "Thigpen also had some impressive pre-draft workouts, and when you combine his production with his athletic numbers, he has done enough to warrant late round consideration."

In high school, he averaged 43.2 yards per punt, and connected on 21 of 27 field goals.

In 2006, he completed 64 percent of his passes for 3,296 yards, with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

One thing that could be a concern: his completion percentage was 42.6 percent in 2003, 49.4 in 2004, and 54.1 in 2005.


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