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Friday, April 26, 2013
Brandon Marshall welcomes Xavier Rhodes

By Kevin Seifert

The Minnesota Vikings drafted Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes because, according to coach Leslie Frazier, "he'll be a guy that will come in and help match up with some of the receivers in our division and our league as well."

Rhodes is a solid 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, and he brings a reputation for press coverage from the ACC. Presumably, his size will be important if and when he is matched up on the likes of Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Jordy Nelson and others, and at least one of them has already noticed and noted his arrival.

Marshall responded to Rhodes' exuberant draft-night tweet in this subtle but notable way:

“@xavierrhodes27: Vikings!!!!!!!! Baby I'm loving it.”Congrats bro Glory to God. We'll meet soon. twitter.com/BMarshall/stat…

— Brandon Marshall (@BMarshall) April 26, 2013


And we're off…