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Vikings 2023 Rookie Minicamp Participants

EAGAN, Minn. — In addition to Minnesota's six-player draft class and its group of 15 undrafted rookie free agents and International Player Pathway Program participant Junior Aho, several more rookies have been invited to Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center for this weekend's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

The Vikings added OLB Junior Aho to the roster from SMU through the NFL International Player Pathway Program.

The scheduled participants this weekend also include Josh Sokol, who was an undrafted free agent in 2022, and T.J. Smith, who has played in one game for Minnesota in each of the past two seasons but has mainly been on the practice squad.

NFL veterans Brayden Thomas, an outside linebacker who played one game in 2022 with the Rams, and Sam Schlueter, an offensive lineman who spent last offseason with the 49ers and time on the Jets practice squad, are also participating on a tryout basis. Schlueter is a native of Victoria who played at the University of Minnesota.

View photos of the Vikings 2023 coaching staff.

Here is the position-by-position list of 42 total players (alphabetical order by last name):

Quarterbacks (2)

16 Jaren Hall, BYU (fifth-round pick)

5 Logan Nelson, Mary (invited for tryout)

Running Backs (4)

27 TJ Cole, Ouachita Baptist (invited for tryout)

29 Tejey Green, Liberty (invited for tryout)

37 DeWayne McBride, UAB (seventh-round pick)

31 Zach Ojile, Minnesota-Duluth (invited for tryout)

Wide Receivers (7)

3 Jordan Addison, USC (first-round pick)

85 Cephus Johnson III, Southeastern Louisiana (undrafted free agent)

81 Malik Knowles, Kansas State (undrafted free agent)

86 Trea Shropshire, UAB (invited for tryout)

89 Thayer Thomas, N.C. State (undrafted free agent)

82 Cole Tucker, Northern Illinois (invited for tryout)

12 Armani Carmickle, Minnesota-Duluth (invited for tryout)

Tight Ends (2)

48 Lachlan Pitts, William & Mary (invited for tryout)

49 Ben Sims, Baylor (undrafted free agent)

Offensive Line (6)

66 Alan Ali, TCU (undrafted free agent)

63 Jacky Chen, Pace (undrafted free agent)

51 Ahofitu Maka, UTSA (invited for tryout)

61 Sam Schlueter, Minnesota (veteran invited for tryout)

59 Travis Sinclair, Bethel (invited for tryout)

60 Josh Sokol, Sacred Heart (2022 undrafted free agent)

Defensive Line (4)

69 Calvin Avery, Illinois (undrafted free agent)

76 Zach Howard, Northwest Missouri State (invited for tryout)

78 Jaquelin Roy, LSU (fifth-round draft pick)

50 T.J. Smith, Arkansas (joined practice squad in 2021)

Outside Linebackers (3)

73 Junior Aho, SMU (International Player Pathway Program)

57 Andre Carter II, Army (undrafted free agent)

90 Brayden Thomas, North Dakota State (veteran invited for tryout)

Inside Linebackers (3)

39 Abraham Beauplan, Marshall (undrafted free agent)

41 Wilson Huber, Cincinnati (undrafted free agent)

40 Ivan Pace, Jr., Cincinnati (undrafted free agent)

Defensive Backs (8)

32 Jalen Green (S), Mississippi State (invited for tryout)

20 Jay Ward (S), LSU (fourth-round draft pick)

42 Eli Weber (S), Augustana (invited for tryout)

11 Mekhi Blackmon (CB), USC (third-round draft pick)

35 C.J. Coldon, Jr. (CB), Oklahoma (undrafted free agent)

34 Justin Ford (CB), Montana (invited for tryout)

36 NaJee Thompson (CB), Georgia Southern (undrafted free agent)

38 Jaylin Williams (CB), Indiana (undrafted free agent)

Specialists (3)

9 Anthony Beck (P), Georgia Southern (invited for tryout)

43 Karsten Battles (LS), Oregon (invited for tryout)

46 Jack Podlesny (K), Georgia (undrafted free agent)