The Vikings drafted another receiver with the first of four seventh-round picks on Saturday.
Receiver Stacy Coley was Minnesota’s top seventh-round pick (219th overall). The Miami Hurricanes product caught a career-high nine touchdowns as a senior last fall. Coley (6-0, 195 pounds) led the Hurricanes with 63 receptions for 754 yards in 2016.
Coley also has experience returning kicks, having held the job during his first two seasons in Miami. He averaged 24.3 yards on 47 career returns.
Minnesota added two more defenders in the seventh round, including another Big Ten player by drafting Northwestern defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo at 220th overall.
Odenigbo (6-3, 258 pounds) is the son of Nigerian immigrants and didn’t start playing football until his sophomore year of high school at Centerville near Dayton, Ohio. His 23.5 sacks at Northwestern ranked second in program history.
The Vikings also drafted outside linebacker Elijah Lee out of Kansas State with the 232nd-overall pick. Lee (6-3, 228) led the Wildcats with 110 tackles (6.5 for a loss) as a junior last fall.
The final pick, No. 245 overall, was spent on cornerback Jack Tocho out of North Carolina State. Tocho (6-0, 202 pounds) was a team captain and starter for the Wolfpack last season.