By Craig Peters
The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following 2023 draft selection has signed his rookie contract:
RB DeWayne McBride
The Vikings have now signed all six of their selections from the 2023 NFL Draft.
May 17: Vikings 2023 first-round pick Jordan Addison has signed his rookie contract.
Addison inked his first professional contract days after participating in Vikings rookie minicamp last weekend and looking the part of a receiver who can quickly contribute.
He and the other five members of this year's class have joined veterans this week for the second phase of Minnesota's offseason workout program.
Addison totaled 59 catches for 875 yards (14.8 average) and eight receiving touchdowns in 11 games in his lone season at USC. He garnered First-Team All-Pac-12 honors.
The Frederick, Maryland native, began his college career at Pittsburgh, where he totaled 160 receptions for 2,259 yards and 21 touchdowns from 2020-21. That included a whopping 100 catches for 1,593 yards and 17 scores (tied for first in FBS) in 2021 when he won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver.
May 12: Four of the Vikings six picks from the 2023 NFL Draft signed their contracts.
Third-round pick Mekhi Blackmon, fourth-round selection Jay Ward and fifth-rounders Jaquelin Roy and Jaren Hall signed their contracts at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center before hitting the field for rookie minicamp.
Seventh-round pick DeWayne McBride is the remaining member of the 2023 draft class to sign.