EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — 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.READ MORE: Southern Minnesota Task Force Warns Of Fentanyl On The Streets Following 4 Fatal Overdoses
The Vikings took McKinnon in the third round out of Georgia Southern for his versatility, his vision and of course his speed. McKinnon played a variety of positions for the Eagles, a perennial FCS-level power, frequently as an option-style quarterback. The Vikings targeted him for their backfield behind Adrian Peterson, hopeful the 5-foot-9, 210-pound McKinnon can be a productive alternative.READ MORE: Antoine Suggs Charged With Murdering 4 Minnesotans Found Dead In Wisconsin Cornfield
McKinnon took on the nickname “Jet” in college, for an obvious reason. His official 4.41-second 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine was the second-fastest among all running backs.MORE NEWS: Supporters Say Threat To Reproductive Rights Growing In Minnesota And Nationwide
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