With the No. 219 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings picked California Golden Bears defensive end Trevor Guyton. Guyton is now the third Cal defensive lineman to be picked in as many years, joining Tyson Alulau (drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round in 2010) and Cameron Jordan (drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round in 2011).
Guyton had big shoes to fit in as he had to replace Jordan as the dominant defensive end at Cal, but he did his best to fill in that role. Guyton proved he could be stout in run defense while occasionally zone-dropping to watch short and intermediate routes. He wasn't an outstanding pass rusher, but he did manage to put up some great numbers. He is a solid mid-round prospect at defensive end and could very well be a good pickup at the spot he was picked up at.
He'll join a Vikings team that has long been known for its strong defensive line play, but is certainly getting up there in age. It's likely that Guyton will have a big chance to compete for playing time early on.