The Minnesota Vikings paid a hefty price to trade back into the first round in April to grab Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. General manager Rick Spielman believed Patterson’s size, speed and ability to run after the catch would help the Vikings move on from star Percy Harvin, who was traded to Seattle.
The NBA draft came and went and neither Trevor Mbake nor Rodney Williams heard their name. Now they’re re-united as teammates trying to prove themselves in the NBA summer league as free agent hopefuls — fueled by the big league dream.
Augustana College sophomore pitcher Jordan Milbrath has signed with the Cleveland Indians and will forgo his junior and senior seasons at the Sioux Falls school. The Indians drafted Milbrath in the 35th round of this year’s Major League Baseball draft.
Ryan Boldt has all the tools — a strong arm, a good bat, and great speed. The only thing missing from his resume is his senior season. That was lost to injury, and maybe his draft status was as well.