Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech tackle, taken by Vikings with 23rd overall pick in NFL Draft

Darrisaw was named All-America pick, by 7 different outlets, including Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America

Christian Darrisaw smiles after completing a set of offensive line drills during Virginia Tech Pro Day in Blacksburg, Va., on this Friday, March 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Gentry, File) (Matt Gentry, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

No longer in Blacksburg, Christian Darrisaw now has a new quarterback to protect.

On Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings selected the tackle with the 23rd pick in the NFL Draft.

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Darrisaw was expected by many to be picked in the first round.

The 6-foot-5, 322-pound tackle played three years in Blacksburg.

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