The Minnesota Vikings have confirmed that Garrett Bradbury will immediately step in as the team's starting center.

The Vikings drafted Bradbury in the first round.

"Oh yeah, that is where he's going to be, and hopefully he will stay there for a long time," assistant head coach Gary Kubiak said. "He is doing great. For a rookie to be put in there at center from Day 1, it's hard on him. But he is doing a good job."