As reported by Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune, 10 undrafted players have agreed to terms with the Vikings after the conclusion of this past weekend’s 3-day NFL Draft. [vikings.com has not confirmed that these 10 players have agreed to terms.]
Here’s a brief look at each one:
R.J. Archer, QB, William & Mary – Started in 1 season (2009) for the Tribe where he completed 261 of 433 passes (60.3%) for 2,778 yards and 16 TDs.
Thomas Austin, OG, Clemson – The 6-4, 310-pounder was named 3rd Team All-American by Sporting News in 2009…316 career knock-down blocks, including a team-best 112 in 2009… Started in 38 games throughout his 4-year career.
Matt Hanson, OT, Midwestern State – The 6-7, 315-pound OT is touted as an “under the radar” player with good foot work and punching abilities while he effectively keeps defenders off his body.
Tommy Hernandez, C, UC-Davis – Although he’s a bit on the smaller end for an NFL C (6-2, 283), Hernandez has shown sustainability by starting in 23 straight games for the Aggies in 2008 and 2009.
Aaron Rhea, WR, Stephen F. Austin – A speedy wideout who poses a deep threat and can also be utilized as a punt and kick return specialist. The 6-1, 202 pound WR caught 59 passes for 809 yards and 10 TDs in 2009.
Terrell Skinner, S, Maryland – A good-sized S (6-3, 214) who was a 2-year starter in the secondary for the Terps. Skinner is described as a hard worker with good speed and quickness. He also possesses a long wingspan (6-9) and a 36-inch vertical jump. Career stats: 137 tackles, 1 FF and 1 INT.
Ray Small, WR, Ohio State – A speedy WR who is also a capable return specialist. The 5-11, 180-pounder compiled 61 receptions for 659 yards and 3 TDs during his 4-year career as a Buckeye.
Kelton Tindal, WR, Newberry – Perhaps the fastest undrafted player to agree to terms with the Vikings recorded 113 receptions for 1,898 yards and 16 TDS in 4 years at Newberry. The 6-1, 197-pounder has recorded a 4.32 40-yard dash.
Angelo Williams, CB, Ferris State – Not to be mistaken for Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams, the former Ferris State standout CB was an All-GLIAC Honorable Mention selection in 2009 and finished his career with 113 tackles and 23 pass breakups in 38 career contests.
Marlon Winn, OT, Texas Tech – Good build for an OT at 6-4, 305 pounds. At his pro day, Winn recorded a 5.27 40-yard dash and 19 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press.
This is certainly a fresh start for these 10 undrafted players and we’ll see how they pan out after the Vikings hold their 3-day rookie minicamp this weekend. So check back here as we’ll be sure to report on how the practices went at Winter Park.
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