Another member of the 2022 Minnesota Vikings draft class has officially put the pen to paper.
The team has announced that fourth-round pick Akeleb Evans has signed his first-ever NFL contract.
Evans was the Vikings’ fourth-round pick from Missouri last April, in which the team dropped out of the fifth-round pick to pick # 118 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. Evans began his college career in Tulsa but later moved to Missouri for his final year of college.
Based on his draft slot, Evans should receive a signed bonus of around $ 760,000 for his four-year contract, which could be worth up to $ 4.4 million, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
Evans ‘signature is not the signature of just two members of the Vikings’ draft class. The two players produced by the Vikings in the second round of this year’s draft were cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. and guard Ed Ingram. Like Evans, both players took part in the OTM under an injury contract if anything happened to them on the field.
The Vikings still have about five weeks to officially begin training camp. At this point, there is no reason to believe that their entire draft class will not be subject to the agreement until they return to Egan.