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Roundup of Vikings 2017 Rookie Free Agents

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings on Monday announced the team has agreed to terms with 13 rookie free agents.

Here's a closer look at the 13 free agents who are scheduled to join Minnesota's 11 draft picks and other players for a rookie minicamp at Winter Park on Friday (listed alphabetical by last name).


Tashawn Bower

Position:DE | College:LSU* *

Height:6-5| Weight:250* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Somerville, New Jersey

Career stats: 60 tackles (22 solo), 12 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two pass breakups in 40 games

Triple play: Bower had 3.0 sacks in one game in 2016 when the Tigers played the Louisville Cardinals in the Citrus Bowl.

High school: Bower attended Immaculata High School in Somerville, New Jersey. He recorded 95 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, seven pass breakups and three forced fumbles as a senior to garner a four-star rating by multiple outlets and an invitation to participate in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.


Dylan Bradley

Position:DT | College:Southern Miss

Height:6-1| Weight:265*  *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Macon, Mississippi

Career stats: 190 tackles (96 solo), 37.5 tackles for loss, 18 sacks and five pass breakups in 46 games

Four-packs of sacks:Bradley had two games as a senior in high school in which he recorded 4.0 sacks. He finished that season with 21.5 takedowns and caught a 12-yard touchdown pass. Bradley was selected to play in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.

NFL connection: Bradley was born in Jena, Louisiana, and is the nephew of former Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Jason Hatcher.


Aviante Collins

Position:T | College:TCU

Height:6-4| Weight:295 pounds* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Houston, Texas

Career stats: Played in 49 games for the Horned Frogs

Strong showing:Collins bench-pressed 225 pounds a total of 34 reps, which ranked second this year among offensive linemen at the combine.

Fleet family: Bill Collins, Aviante's father, is in the TCU Letterman's Hall of Fame as a sprinter who won Southwest Conference titles in the 100 meters in 1974 and 1975. Aviante clocked the fastest time (4.81 seconds) of any offensive lineman this year at the combine.


Nick Fett

Position:T | College:Iowa State

Height:6-7| Weight:275* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Audubon, Iowa

Career stats: Appeared in 20 games; was one of five Cyclones to start all 12 games in 2016; opened games at three different positions

Outstanding:Fett was presented the team's Arthur Floyd Scott award as the team's top offensive lineman in 2016.

Additional talents: Fett finished eighth at state in wrestling and 11th in golf as a senior.


Caleb Kidder

Position:DE | College:Montana

Height:6-5| Weight:275*  *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Helena, Montana

Career stats: totaled 194 tackles (58 solo), 29.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and 14 pass breakups in 47 games (25 starts)

POY: Kidder was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Montana after leading his team to a 12-1 mark and state title. He was all-state three seasons as a guard and once as a defensive end.

On the slopes: Kidder held a top-five ski racer ranking in the western United States when he was in junior high.


Wes Lunt

Position:QB | College:Illinois

Height:6-5| Weight:225* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Rochester, Illinois

Career stats: totaled 631-of-1,085 passing for 7,008 yards with 42 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in one season at Oklahoma State and three with Illinois

Big day: Lunt threw for 590 yards and four touchdowns in the 2011 Illinois state title game, leading his team to a second straight championship

Protective passer: Lunt's first interception in 2016 didn't occur until his 96th attempt of the season; he threw just three interceptions all season (eight games) and was selected to the East-West Shrine Game.


Sam McCaskill

Position:DE | College:Boise State

Height:6-3| Weight:259* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Eugene, Oregon

Career stats: 100 tackles (54 solo), 20.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and seven pass breakups in 51 games

All-Mountain West:McCaskill was named All-Mountain West First Team in 2016 and Academic All-Mountain West three times.

State leader: As a senior in high school, McCaskill recorded 115 tackles, the most in Oregon, and was all-state as a defensive end and center.


Terrell Newby

Position:RB | College:Nebraska

Height:5-10| Weight:200*  *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Los Angeles, California

Career stats: 458 rushes for 2,239 yards and 20 touchdowns; 53 catches for 354 yards and two scores in 52 games

Elite eight: In addition to ranking 23rd in school history in rushing yards, Newby became just the eighth Cornhuskers running back to have 50 or more career receptions.

Highway 105:Newby accounted for 105 touchdowns in high school, including eight rushing scores in one game, on his way to being rated one of the top 75 overall prospects in the country by


Josiah Price

Position:TE | College:Michigan State* *

Height:6-4| Weight:248* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Greentown, Indiana

Career stats: 104 receptions for 1,238 yards and 21 touchdowns in 51 games

At the top: Price is Michigan State's all-time leader for most touchdown catches by a tight end.

Light it up: In addition to excelling on the gridiron as an all-state player, Price participated in track and field events and was a 1,000-point scorer in prep basketball.


Horace Richardson

Position:CB | College:SMU

Height:6-0| Weight:201* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Everman, Texas

Career stats: 86 tackles (74 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 14 pass breakups and 10 interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) in 37 games

Six picks in 2016: Richardson's six interceptions ranked seventh in FBS in 2016.

Impressive debut: In high school, Richardson rushed for more than 200 yards in his first start.


R.J. Shelton

Position:WR | College:Michigan State

Height:5-11| Weight:202*  *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Career stats: 116 catches for 1,471 yards and 11 touchdowns; 80 kickoff returns for 1,855 yards and one touchdown; 84 rushes for 549 yards and four scores in 52 games

Top 2: Shelton ranks second in school history in kickoff returns and kickoff return yardage. He had more than 1,000 all-purpose yards in three of four seasons

Athletic parents:Shelton's mother, Erin Broome, played guard on the Wisconsin women's basketball team (1992-93) and his father, Rodney Shelton, played football for the Badgers in 1991.


Shaan Washington

Position:LB | College:Texas A&M

Height:6-3| Weight:235* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Alexandria, Louisiana

Career stats: 275 tackles (111 solo), 22 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 11 pass breakups, four forced fumbles in 48 games

Bounced back: Washington missed the first three games of his sophomore season in 2014 but returned to action and averaged a team-best 6.4 tackles per game in the final 10 outings of the season.

To the house: As a senior, Washington had 72 tackles, 2.0 sacks, four pass breakups and two return touchdowns on interceptions.


Eric Wilson

Position:LB | College:Cincinnati

Height:6-2| Weight:225* *

Year:Senior| Hometown:Redford, Michigan

Career stats: 265 tackles (129 solo), 3.0 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and four passes defended in 38 games

Eventual impact: Wilson began his career at Northwestern but was redshirted in 2012. After sitting out 2013 because of NCAA transfer rules, Wilson began climbing the depth chart.

Dozen-and-a-half:Wilson recorded 18 tackles (nine solo) at Miami (Ohio) in 2015 to earn American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors.

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