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Everson Griffen (Alissa Foreman/VU)

The arrest of Everson Griffen brought to the forefront the issue of character in potential draft picks. While the Vikings usually eliminate dozens of prospects before each draft, the concerns with Griffen were more about his consistency on the field before his selection. Scott Studwell addressed the Griffen pick last April and Rick Spielman talked about character concerns in draft picks last week.

Everson Griffen's arrest Monday in Los Angeles County certainly wasn't what the Vikings were hoping for and, while they knew there were risks with him before they drafted him, they weren't counting on anything like an arrest. The Vikings had done their research on him prior to the draft and found some issues with him, but nothing that would take him off their draft board. "He's a college student... Recommended Stories

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