Minnesota Vikings get a seventh-rounder signed

Four weeks after the NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings are starting to get their picks signed.

After taking four weeks after the draft to start signing their picks, the Minnesota Vikings now have two under contract in the same afternoon.

Hours after announcing the signing of fifth-round receiver Rodney Adams, the Vikings announced their second signing of Thursday. This time it is seventh-round defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo.

Odenigbo, the 220th pick overall, finished his Northwestern career second in school history with 23½ sacks, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors from conference coaches. As a redshirt senior, he corralled 10 sacks, including a career-high and school-record four sacks against Iowa. His 10 sacks in 2016 led the Big Ten. 

As a junior, he had five sacks and 19 tackles. He was a pass-rushing specialist as a freshman and sophomore.

The Centerville, Ohio native was the first member of his family born in America after his family emigrated from Nigeria. He didn’t play football until 10th grade.

PROJECTED CONTRACT: 4 years, $2.45 million with a $96,000 signing bonus.


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