With their first rookie mini-camp set to get underway tomorrow, the Minnesota Vikings have started the process of getting their draft picks signed.
Wide receiver Imhir Smith-Marsette and tight end Zach Davidson, both of whom were selected in the fifth round by the Vikings a couple of weeks ago, have both agreed to terms on their first NFL contract, per Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Smith-Marsette, who was taken with the 157th pick in this year’s selection meeting, has agreed to a four-year deal worth $3.8 million. Included in that is a signing bonus of $318,960.
Davidson, who was selected with pick #168, also agreed to a four-year pact. His deal totals $3.78 million, which includes a signing bonus of $301,772.
According to Tomasson, Smith-Marsette will have a salary cap figure of $739,740 for this season, while Davidson’s cap hit will be $735,433.
With rookie mini-camp happening over the next few days, it would not be surprising to see a lot of the Vikings’ other picks start agreeing to and signing their first-ever NFL contracts. The Vikings generally like to get these things done as quickly as possible, and while it might take a little longer for first-rounder Christian Darrisaw to get pen put to paper, I would anticipate the Vikings having the majority of their draft class signed by the time the weekend is out.
Congratulations to Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Zach Davidson on officially becoming a part of the National Football League and the Minnesota Vikings!