On the first day of their three-day rookie mini-camp, the Minnesota Vikings are continuing to ink members of their 2016 draft class to NFL contracts.
On Friday, offensive lineman Willie Beavers because the latest member of the Vikings' class of 2016 to put pen to paper. The team announced the signing on the team's website, but financial terms of the deal have not been publicly disclosed. Beavers will likely sign a four-year contract, and according to the folks from Spotrac, we can expect it to be worth a total of about $2.875 million and a signing bonus of approximately $535,845.
The Vikings' selection of Beavers, who played his college ball at Western Michigan, at #121 overall was one of the few picks the Vikings made on draft weekend that was panned a little bit. Pro Football Focus, in particular, didn't seem to be big fans of the selection. However, the Vikings obviously saw something in his game that made them think he was worth the selection, so hopefully we'll see what Tony Sparano and company can do with him.
Once we get the official terms of the contract, we will update this post with the numbers.
Congratulations to Willie Beavers on signing his first ever NFL contract with the Minnesota Vikings!