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A Dozen Join Vikings as 2020 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

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EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Monday announced the team has agreed to terms with 12 undrafted rookie free agents, bringing the roster to 87 players.

Normally the undrafted rookies would be joining Minnesota's draft class — which includes 15 members, the most ever in a seven-round NFL Draft — as well as tryout players for a rookie minicamp this weekend at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. They instead will participate in a virtual minicamp because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Five of the 10 players the Vikings signed as undrafted free agents in 2019 — QB Jake Browning, WR Davion Davis, TE Brandon Dillon, WR Alexander Hollins and CB Nate Meadors — are currently on the roster.

Hollins played in five games, Davis and Meadors appeared in two, Dillon played in the season opener, and Browning spent all of 2019 on the practice squad.

Here is a look at this year's group of undrafted free agent signees. Players are listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Brady Aiello

Position: Tackle | College: Oregon

Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 311 pounds

Year: Senior | Hometown: Lafayette, California

Career college stats: played in 48 career games with 25 starts at various spots along the offensive line; made a dozen starts at right tackle, 11 at left tackle and a pair of starts at right guard; helped Oregon be a 2019 finalist for the Joe Moore Award, which honors the top offensive line group in the country

Trick play: Aiello found the end zone as a senior when he caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in September against Nevada.

Jake Bargas

Position: Fullback | College: North Carolina

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 250 pounds

Year: Senior | Hometown: Boca Raton, Florida

Career college stats: played in 48 career games, recording 21 career catches for 189 yards and two scores for the Tar Heels; played special teams throughout his college career

Tip drill: Bargas' first-career college catch occurred in 2016 on a 23-yard tipped pass from Mitch Trubisky, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, that was intended for Ryan Switzer, a fourth-round pick in 2017.


Dan Chisena

Position: Wide receiver | College: Penn State

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 202 pounds

Year: Redshirt senior | Hometown: Downington, Pennsylvania

Career college stats: played in 14 career games, recording three catches for 66 yards; won Penn State's John Bruno Award in 2019 as an outstanding player on special teams; Academic All-Big Ten in 2018 and '19

Transitioned from track: Chisena played just two seasons of college football because he focused on track and field in his early years at Penn State. He was part of Penn State's 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay teams that each finished in the top 13, respectively, at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Both of those relay teams hold their respective school records.


Nevelle Clarke

Position: Cornerback | College: UCF

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 187 pounds

Year: Redshirt senior | Hometown: Miami, Florida

Career college stats: played in 41 career games with 28 starts, recording 108 total tackles with 7.0 tackles for loss, a sack, five interceptions, 34 passes defensed and a fumble recovery; ranked second in AAC with 13 passes defended (11 breakups and two interceptions) in 2019; East-West Shrine Bowl invitee

Former Knight: Clarke played in seven games and made five starts as a defensive back in 2017, when he was teammates with Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes at UCF. Clarke had 25 tackles, two tackles for loss, an interception and four breakups as the Knights went a perfect 13-0.


Quartney Davis

Position: WR | College: Texas A&M

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 200

Year: Redshirt junior | Hometown: Houston, Texas

Career college stats: totaled 99 receptions for 1,201 yards (12.1 yards per reception) and 11 touchdowns in 24 games from 2018-19; played in eight games in 2017 but did not record stats that season when he backed up 2018 second-round pick Christian Kirk (Arizona Cardinals); was invited to and participated in Reese's Senior Bowl, catching a pass on a flea flicker from Utah State QB Jordan Love, who was drafted 26th overall by Green Bay; invited to NFL Scouting Combine, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds

In the clutch: Davis recorded five or more receptions in nine of the 11 games he played for the Aggies in 2019. His most-famous game in the hearts of Aggies fans is likely the epic between Texas A&M and LSU. Davis caught a 19-yard touchdown on the final play of regulation to force overtime and a 17-yard pass in the seventh overtime. Texas A&M followed with a 2-point conversion for the 74-72 victory. Davis finished the "Game of Thrones episode" with seven catches, 101 yards and the two scores.


Myles Dorn

Position: S | College: North Carolina

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 205

Year: Senior | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Career college stats: totaled 241 tackles (132 solo and 10.5 for loss), six interceptions and 21 passes defensed in 46 games (33 starts); All-ACC Honorable Mention in 2019; invited to East-West Shrine Bowl

He's a legacy: Dorn's parents (Torin, Sr., and Rhonda) graduated from North Carolina. Torin played running back and defensive back for the Tar Heels from 1986-89, starting every game as a senior at cornerback. The Los Angeles Raiders drafted Torin in the fourth round of the 1990 NFL Draft. He played 83 games over six NFL seasons with the Raiders (1990-93) and St. Louis Rams (1995-96).

Jordan Fehr

Position: LB | College: Appalachian State

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 230

Year: Senior | Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.

Career college stats: totaled 211 tackles (195 after becoming a starter in final two seasons), 17.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, seven passes defended, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 43 games (27 starts); invited to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl; Campbell Trophy semifinalist (nation's top scholar athlete after posting a 3.77 GPA in 2019); First-Team All-Sun Belt as a junior; Second-Team All-Sun Belt as a senior

Athletic 'Freak': Fehr made The Athletic's "Freaks List" as the No. 3 FBS linebacker because of his 415-pound bench press, a time of 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash and a 40.5-inch vertical.

Nakia Griffin-Stewart

Position: TE | College: Pittsburgh

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 260

Year: Grad student | Hometown: Tenafly, N.J.

Career college stats: Started 12 of 13 games in lone season at Pittsburgh, recording 19 catches for 185 yards and a touchdown; began college at Rutgers (2015-18), playing 25 games (five starts) and totaling 13 catches for 97 yards and a score from 2016-18; two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree

One man, many hats: At Tenafly High School, Griffin-Stewart played tight end, outside linebacker, defensive end, receiver, slot and safety.


Tyler Higby

Position: Guard | College: Michigan State

Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 300 pounds

Year: Senior | Hometown: Houston, Texas

Career college stats: played 43 games for the Spartans and made 30 starts, including 21 at left guard, seven at left tackle and two at center

Haircut for a cause: In April 2019, Higby joined five Michigan State teammates in shaving their heads to help raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which benefits childhood cancer research.


Jake Lacina

Position: Center | College: Augustana

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 300 pounds

Year: Senior | Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota

Career college stats: started all 45 games he played for Augustana; as a junior, helped the team rank third in the NSIC with 450.1 yards per game; awarded the 2019 Rimington Award Trophy in Division-II as the nation's best center; earned First-Team All-NSIC honors in 2019

Son of a Viking: Lacina is the son of former Vikings guard Corbin Lacina, who spent four of his 10 NFL seasons in Minnesota (1999-2002). Corbin played 56 games for the Vikings and made 41 starts, primarily at left guard. If Jake makes the Vikings final 53-man roster, the father-son duo would be the first of its kind to play for Minnesota. Jake also shares an alma mater with Vikings fullback – and fellow Minnesota native – C.J. Ham.

Blake Lynch

Position: Linebacker | College: Baylor

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 225 pounds

Year: Senior | Hometown: Gilmer, Texas

Career college stats: made 32 career starts at five different positions (cornerback, linebacker, safety, receiver, running back); started all 14 games at linebacker in 2019; totaled 134 tackles (89 solo), 13.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, three interceptions and 12 passes defended and a blocked kick for the Bears; caught 51 passes for 673 yards and four touchdowns on offense at Baylor from 2016-17

High school reunion: Lynch teamed at Gilmer High School with Vikings cornerback and 2019 draft pick Kris Boyd. In 2014, the two were presented with honorary jerseys for the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

David Moa

Position: Defensive tackle | College: Boise State

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 296 pounds

Year: Grad student | Hometown: San Diego, California

Career college stats: granted a sixth year of eligibility after being limited to just one game in 2018 and redshirting as a freshman in 2014; started 38 of 46 games for the Broncos; totaled 90 tackles, 11.5 sacks (including a team-leading 8.5 in 2016) and 21.5 tackles for loss; earned Second-Team All-Mountain West honors twice (2017, 2019) and First-Team All-Mountain West honors once (2016)

Oh captain, my captain: Moa has earned nicknames such as "The Moa Constrictor" and "Papa Moa," but the sixth-year player told the Idaho Statesman in November that he was most proud of being voted as a captain by his Broncos teammates.