Minnesota Vikings Draft Scott Crichton

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Former Beaver defensive end the 72nd pick in the NFL Draft

Scott Crichton, one of the best defensive players in Oregon State history, has been drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2014 NFL draft.

Crichton was the fourth defensive end taken in the draft, taken behind collegiate standouts like Jadeveon Clowney and Dee Ford.

Crichton had 47 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles as a junior last season.

He was a freshman All-American in 2011, first team All Pac-12 in 2012, and second team All Pac-12 in 2013. Aside from his work on the defensive line, he also established himself as a force defending field goals, forcing a few misses and even blocking two big field goals in his freshman and sophomore campaigns.

Crichton's combine performance certainly helped his already high stock, running a 4.84 40 yard dash. Of course, that was nothing compared to his former teammate Brandin Cooks, who was the fastest of all players invited. Cooks was drafted 20th overall last night.

Oregon State fans now set their sights on the prospects of cornerback Rashaad Reynolds, who has been projected as anything from a sixth round pick to going undrafted.

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