Report: Vikings Agree To Terms With 10 Undrafted Players

Posted by cjsiewert on April 26, 2010 – 2:33 pm

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. [ 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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26 Responses to “Report: Vikings Agree To Terms With 10 Undrafted Players”

  1. By Chaz on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    Smart to add so much depth at the offensive line.

  2. By letsgoo on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    R.J. Archer was a good pick up… he has alot of upside… prob wont make da team but if he does he could be moded into something great….

  3. By evan on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    might be able to pick up a gem in there

  4. By marlin on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    agree with comments but it’s funny that people are optimistic about this group of no namers yet criticize the no namers vikings picked in draft

  5. By kyle on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    i like R.J. Archer the game against Villanova i think he played great if the vikings give him a chance he has the ability to make the team….……..

  6. By David Grant on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    Please add one more undrafted player from UC Davis namely Chris Carter.Chris hwas recovering from PCL surgery at the combine so you didn’t see him in person but he is smart, fast, has good hands and runs tight routes. Ask Tommy Hernandez and he will confirm nd then some. Chris will be a great addition to the team.

  7. By Rick on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    I’m pretty sure only the OL actually have a legit shot at making the team, which is good. We need better depth there. Possibly the S from Maryland since we could use some depth there also.

  8. By PurplePeopleEater on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t be too surprised if the QB sticks around too, if for no other reason than simply providing someone to throw the ball for the practice squad.

  9. By Alec on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    I want the Vikings to sign Danario Alexander, WR from Mizzou. He’s coming off a huge season and has great size (6’5″ 215). If he can get healthy (he’s continuously delt with knee injuries/surgeries) he is a raw talent that could be groomed in our system.

  10. By Randy on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    Ray Small is an excellent pickup. Put him and Percy Harvin back to return kicks. Two threats are better than one! i could be a little bias though, being a buckeye fan myself.

  11. By Tony on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    One person that isn’t mentioned here is Ryan Perilloux. He hasn’t been signed yet, but the Vikes did invite him to Rookie camp. If his off the field issues the he has at LSU are in the past, he could end up being a good canidate for our future QB.

  12. By Pat the Viking on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    Great signing Thomas Austin, OG, Clemson – The 6-4, 310-pounder This guy blocked for C.J. Spiller & J. Davis ( went to Cleveland last year’s draft) – he can protect as well as block.

    Matt Hanson, OT, Midwestern State – The 6-7, 315-pound OT – this guy too could develop into a major player on the OL.

    Marlon Winn, OT, Texas Tech – at 6-4, 305 pounds – he is quick – good for a pulling Tackle.

    i am hoping the Vikings – put forth the coaching, training and development to prepare these young guys into becoming starters someday

  13. By purple rain on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply


  14. By grape ape on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    Anything on Perilloux?

  15. By Darrell on Apr 27, 2010 | Reply

    U got a QB in perileaux dont be a fool sign em LSU fan

  16. By Mike on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    i really like the kelton tindal pickup for the vikes. He is a quick reciever who was clocked running as fast as a 4.21 40 and analysts say he plays at about that speed. His downsides are that he is not very bulky for an NFL reciever and that his routes are not clean but the vikes have great route runners that could help mold him into a very good reciever. Some people have even called him Randy Moss like ( a smalltown guy who could come in and make and immediate impact)

  17. By John on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    Too bad none of them will make it on the roster…

  18. By Roli on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    everyone knows black QB’s don’t win superbowls, so ryan perrilloux would be a waste…

  19. By Jack on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    The vikings should pick up kevin mawae for the season to shore up the o line for a super bowl run. And let these young guys develop for a year.

  20. By Tm on Apr 28, 2010 | Reply

    when is training camp start. I live out of state and want to get my vacation plans in the works.

  21. By marcus on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    ryan perilloux?

  22. By cynthia blanks on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    I think bringing Perrilloux on the Vikings team would be a fresh start to make them a winning team. Perrilloux loves the game of football and as you can see he puts his heart into every game. It’s time now to stop all the craziness about what he done 2 or 3 years ago. He’s matured, has a family now, and all he needs is to make a difference on the football field maybe one day he’s bring his chosen team to the Super Bowl. Husbands had cheated on their wives, been forgiven and move on with their lives. I wish the man could move on with his without the public waiting for him to fall, just to have a laugh. He ‘s not a murderer nor a thief, he’s a damm good athletic trying to fulfill a Dream just like everyone else.
    Sincerely, Ms. Cynt
    P.S. Good Luck Ryan, someday the rest of the world will grow up, because right now to me they are the immatured ones.

  23. By marcus on Apr 29, 2010 | Reply

    I agree he will do just fine!!he needs the right system! and the vikings might be the fit for him,just got to get the game speed down and learn how to have a quicker reads and he will be around for awhile given the chance to grow in the NFL a solid prospect for the vikes. great job with the draft and undraft pick ups!!! GO VIKES

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