Jerick McKinnon has had more than just the NFL and Minnesota’s offense to learn this year. The rookie was never really a true running back before, either.
Jerick McKinnon was the last of Minnesota’s 10 draft picks to sign his rookie contract. That’s about the only race he wouldn’t win. The Vikings selected McKinnon in the third round out of Georgia Southern, using a pick acquired from Seattle in the Percy Harvin trade the previous year.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed draft pick Jerick McKinnon to a contract. The Vikings signed McKinnon, a third-round running back from Georgia Southern, on Tuesday. He was the last player unsigned from the Vikings’ 2014 class.