Vikings land Pittsburgh DL Jaylen Twyman in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft

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Jaylen Twyman is an interesting prospect. Some had him going as early as the first round in various mock drafts. During the draft, absurd things can happen, and Twyman fell far beyond that range.

He opted out of 2020, but in 2019, he tallied 10.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. He has the potential to be a menacing pass rusher out of the three-technique spot.

The Vikings got him in the sixth round. Minnesota landed Twyman with the No. 199 overall pick.

Arif Hasan of The Athletic compiled a consensus big board of all the draft prospects. Twyman came in at No. 142. That’s pretty good value for the Vikings, especially when you consider that Twyman brings something different stylistically than DT Dalvin Tomlinson.

Unless the Vikings trade into the seventh or sixth round, this is Minnesota’s final pick of the draft. Overall, the team got decent value across the board. Now, it’s time to see how that comes to fruition during the 2021 NFL season.