04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 7/219 - Trevor Guyton, DT, 6-3, 285, California...The Vikings are loaded at the position, but have a history of not passing on promising young pass rushers. - The Sports Xchange
NFL defensive coordinators to like Guyton's mix of strength and hustle, whether they project him as a 4-3 under tackle or 3-4 five-technique. He's more likely to remind scouts of former Golden Bears' third-round pick defensive tackle Brandon Mebane than Cal products Tyson Alualu or Cameron Jordan, both first-round picks, but with minimal technique refinement, he could be a very polished find in the middle rounds.
Positives: Good not great quickness and change-of-direction agility. Chases, using a long spin move to clear blocks. Low, strong off the line. Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket. Praised for attitude and work ethic.
Negatives: Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks. Might be limited to one-gap systems. Agility isn't a question but misses tackles when he doesn't square and break down.