The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Seneca Valley and Slippery Rock grad Brandon Fusco, a guard for the Vikings, joined Tab Douglas and Joe Rhoades Saturday.
Here’s a look at the players from the local schools that have been selected in the 2011 NFL Draft.