Vikings sign all three first-round picks
- Blog Post by: Chris Miller
- July 25, 2013 - 10:29 AM
The Vikings agreed to terms with all three of their unsigned first-round picks.
Sharrif Floyd, the 23rd overall pick in the draft; Xavier Rhodes, No. 25 overall; and Cordarrelle Patterson (29th) all signed and are headed to Mankato this afternoon. The Vikings players report between noon and 4 p.m.
The Vikings announced the signings, and tweeted a picture of team VP Rob Brzezinski signing the trio.
Floyd, a defensive tackle from Florida; Rhodes, a cornerback from Florida State; and Patterson, a receiver from Tennessee, were the team's only unsigned players.
Floyd, Rhodes and Patterson all participated in the team’s rookie mini-camp in May followed by three weeks of Organized Team Activities and another week of mandatory mini-camp.
Here is the information from the Vikings' releases:
During his three seasons at Florida, Floyd recorded 115 tackles, 26.0 TFL and 4.5 sacks. Floyd earned 1st-Team defense AP All-SEC honors in 2012.
While at Florida State, Rhodes earned first-team All-ACC honors and was named a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award. Rhodes finished the 2012 season with 7 PBU and 3 INTs.
During his lone season at Tennessee, Patterson led the Southeastern Conference averaging 158.43 all-purpose yards per game. His play earned him 1st-Team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press as an All-Purpose Player.
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