November 26, 2011; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Southern California Trojans tight end Rhett Ellison (40) against the UCLA Bruins during the second half at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Rhett Ellison selected 128th overall by the Minnesota Vikings


With their second pick in the 4th round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings selected TE Rhett Ellison.

In his last season with USC, Ellison caught 21 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns. He also spent a lot of time at the fullback position, and the Vikings could use to him to replace the Vikings prominent, former FB Jim Kleinsasser, who just retired this offseason.

In being selected 128th overall, Rhett Ellison will join fellow Trojan Matt Kalil in Minnesota.

Minnesota will have a busy remainder of the NFL draft on Sunday, where they have nine picks left. So far, they have taken Arkansas WR Jarius Wright with the 118th over all pick. They also have the 134th overall pick, one pick each in the fourth, fifth, and sixth rounds, and two in the seventh.

The Trojans still have some guys waiting to get their phone calls, but it is likely that only DT DaJohn Harris will get said opportunity, while the rest will probably go undrafted. Ellison makes the 3rd Trojan drafted in 2012, after 28th overall pick Nick Perry to the Packers, and 4th overall pick Matt Kalil to the VIkings.

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