With rookie mini-camp continuing on in Eagan, two more members of the Minnesota Vikings’ draft class of 2018 have put pen to paper and signed their rookie contracts.
Defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes, the team’s fourth-round selection, and tight end Tyler Conklin, who the Vikings selected with one of their two picks in Round 5, have now officially signed their first NFL contracts.
Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has the particulars of the deals.
#Vikings fourth-round pick Jalyn Holmes got a four-year deal for $3.191 million, which includes a signing bonus of $731,396. His 2018 cap number is $662,849. Fifth-round pick Tyler Conklin got a 4-year, $2.741 million deal with a signing bonus of $281,032. His cap number $550,258— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) May 5, 2018
Conklin and Holmes being signed means that the Vikings have signed seven of the eight members of the team’s 2018 draft class. The last one to sign will be the first player that the team selected, cornerback Mike Hughes. Hughes was selected with the 30th overall pick in the first round and is currently practicing at the team’s mini-camp this weekend under an injury agreement in the event that something should happen to him.
The Vikings might wind up being the first team to get their entire 2018 draft class under contract, as I haven’t seen very many other teams getting their picks signed at this point. This follows a trend from the past couple of years that has seen the Vikings get their new arrivals under contract as quickly as possible.