The signings are now, officially, coming fast and furious out of Winter Park.
@leellxvii .@bgedeon42 has signed his rookie contract. https://t.co/Sf5o0c1nIs pic.twitter.com/q5uTUBcdMY— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 26, 2017
Ben Gedeon, a linebacker out of Michigan, became the fourth draftee of the Minnesota Vikings to ink his rookie deal. He joins Jaleel Johnson, Rodney Adams, and Ifeadi Odenigbo in having put pen to paper on his first contract.
Gedeon was a bit of a surprise pick to many, myself included, when the Vikings tabbed him with the 120th overall pick in April’s NFL Draft. He projects as more of a middle linebacker at this point, and has the ability to contribute immediately as a core special teams type. There’s going to be plenty of competition in Vikings’ Training Camp at the linebacker position this offseason, and it will be interesting to see how Gedeon fits in.
The Vikings still have seven members of their 2017 NFL Draft class to get signed, but if the past couple of days are any indicator, we should be hearing more about them getting signed here very soon.