James Continues First-Round DL Trend Premium Story

Erasmus James
Erasmus James
By John Holler

Date: Apr 23, 2005

Mike Tice has made a habit out of building the defense from the front back on draft day, and he continued selecting them this year, as Erasmus James becomes the third first-round defensive lineman selected by the Vikings in the last three years. Without James’ injury history, the Vikings don’t think they would have had the opportunity to select him at No. 18.

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