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Griffen gets a new beginning

Everson Griffen (Courtesy Minnesota Vikings)

Defensive end Everson Griffen survived a drop in the draft and showed up at Vikings rookie camp looking to disprove a reputation he gained in college that contributed to his falling draft stock. See what the defensive end had to say about his first practice and his transition to the NFL.

Everson Griffen had a productive college career. It was enough to have most draft analysts in the media pegging him as a potential second-round pick, if not moving up into the first round. Then it happened. Every year there is a high-profile player that slips. Quarterback Jimmy Clausen went from being considered a top-10 talent to being bypassed twice by the Vikings before the Carolina Panthers...

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