Well, the 2009 NFL Draft is officially in the books. With their seventh round selection, number 231 overall, the Vikings drafted Jamarca "Mon" Sanford, a safety from Ole Miss. Dan from our outstanding SBNation draft site, Mocking the Draft, had Sanford as one of "his guys" prior to the draft taking place, which tells me that the guy is worth having around.
So now we reach the second phase of the draft, that being the fast and furious race to sign the best undrafted free agents from this year's draft class. According to KFFL, here are some of the names that have been inked by the Minnesota Vikings.
The biggest name on the list is Ian Johnson, RB, Boise State. He's also known as "The Guy That Ran In the Statue of Liberty Play In the Fiesta Bowl Against Oklahoma and Then Proposed To His Hot Cheerleader Girlfriend Afterwards." And yes, that all deserves to be capitalized. I wonder what kind of conversations he'll have with Adrian Peterson, who was on the opposing sideline for that instant classic.
The other names KFFL has linked to the Vikings are:
Vinny Perretta, WR, Boise State
Jon Cooper, C, Oklahoma
Andy Kemp, G, Wisconsin
Robert Francois, LB, Boston College
DeVon Hall, S, Utah State
Andy Schantz, LB, Portland State
Justin Kucek, P, Minnesota (invited on a tryout basis)
Colt Anderson, S, Montana (h/t to Montana Vike for passing that one along)
That gives you one more thing to mull over from what was a pretty exciting weekend for the Beloved Purple. We'll have plenty of discussion of the draft fallout as the week progresses. However, it's been a long weekend, and now it's time to go to bed. Have a good night, ladies and gentlemen, and we'll see you back here tomorrow!