Former Notre Dame cornerback, Robert Blanton, was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings in the 5th round (139th overall) of the NFL Draft. Blanton will join former Irish safety Harrison Smith, as they both have been picked by the Vikings.
Nov. 13, 2010; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cornerback Robert Blanton (12) breaks up a pass intended for Utah Utes wide receiever Jerome Brooks (85) in the fourth quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 28-3. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE
The Vikings traded their other fifth round selection to Detroit, then grabbed the Fighting Irish cornerback to help add depth to their secondary that needs desperate help.
The NFC North team took Arkansas receiver Jarius Wright, USC fullback/tight end Rhett Ellison and Arkansas receiver Greg Childs in the fourth round, before choosing Blanton.