Vikings Sign Two Draft Picks


The Minnesota Vikings announced on Saturday that they’ve signed fourth-round DL Jalyn Holmes and TE Tyler Conklin to four-year rookie contracts.

The Vikings have already signed seven of their eight draft picks to rookie contracts including:

Round Pick Team Player Pos. College Status
1 30 Vikings Mike Hughes CB UCF
2 62 Vikings Brian O’Neill OT Pittsburgh Signed
4 102 Vikings Jalyn Holmes DL Ohio State Signed
5 157 Vikings Tyler Conklin TE Central Michigan Signed
5 167 Vikings Daniel Carlson K Auburn Signed
6 213 Vikings Colby Gossett G App. State Signed
6 218 Vikings Ade Aruna DE Tulane Signed
7 225 Vikings Devante Downs LB California Signed

Holmes, 22, was selected by the Vikings in the fourth round of this year’s draft. According to, he receives a four-year, $3.191 million rookie deal that includes a $731,396 signing bonus.

During his four-year college career at Ohio State, Holmes recorded 85 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, five sacks, four pass defenses, two fumble recoveries, and three forced fumbles.

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