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5 Things to Know About New Vikings WR Rodney Adams

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings added an offensive weapon Saturday by nabbing South Florida wide receiver Danny Isidora in the fifth round (170th overall pick) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Adams brings athleticism and speed to Minnesota. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

Here are five things to know about the Vikings newest wide receiver:

1. Historic senior season

Adams capped off his senior season with the Bulls by producing a historic season. He set a school record with 67 receptions and tied his own single-season record with 822 receiving yards.

Adams also snagged five touchdown catches, which was tied for the team lead. His 16 career touchdown receptions rank second in program history.

2. Another fifth-round find?

Adams joins Stefon Diggs as Vikings wide receivers who were fifth-round picks in the past three drafts. Adams has a connection with another Vikings wide receiver, Adam Thielen, whom he trained with in Florida this offseason.

3. Special teams speedster

Adams could fill a role on special teams as a kick returner.

Adams excelled in the role in his college career, tallying 1,140 yards on 46 returns, including a 97-yard kickoff return for a score.

4. Overcoming a tragedy

Adams dealt with a personal tragedy in 2013 when his mother, Michelle Conway Scott, passed away in a car accident.

Adams has since dedicated his play to his mother. After the tragedy, Adams became the the legal guardian of his brother, Antonio Blount, who is now 20 years old.

View images of Vikings new WR Rodney Adams from his days at USF.

5. Toledo transfer

Adams attended Toledo when his mother passed away. He was granted a hardship and transferred home to South Florida.

Adams played in seven games at Toledo, catching two passes for 15 yards while rushing once for five yards.

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