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EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings nearly doubled their rookie class in one swoop Saturday.
Shortly after wrapping the 2022 NFL Draft by selecting 10 players, Minnesota announced it had agreed to terms with nine undrafted rookie free agents. One of the players initially announced (Virginia Tech receiver Tré Turner) instead wound up signing with the Las Vegas Raiders.
That means Appalachian State's Thomas Hennigan, who had teamed with Turner at Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, is now the lone receiver in the group of undrafted free agents.
The Vikings also added a pair of outside linebackers: sixth-year senior Zach McCloud from the Miami Hurricanes and Luiji Vilain, a native of Canada who was drafted in the 2021 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts out of Michigan but opted to transfer to Wake Forest last year.
2022 MINNESOTA VIKINGS UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS
(Players are listed alphabetically by last name. Heights and weights are as listed on each player's college bio page.)
Position: Safety | College: Miami (Ohio)
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 222 pounds
Year: Fifth-year Senior | High school: Grand Rapids (Michigan) Catholic High School
Career stats: appeared in 54 games, including 13 in 2021, and totaled 196 tackles (111 solo), 15.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four interceptions, 10 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries
Pick again: Brown returned two of the three interceptions he recorded in 2019 for touchdowns to tie for the most pick-sixes in the nation that season.
Position: Wide receiver | College: Appalachian State
Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 210 pounds
Year: Fifth-year Senior | High school: Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.)
Career stats: Set school record for career catches (242) and ranks second in Mountaineers history for receiving yards (3,124) and fourth in receiving touchdowns (23); set FBS record of 65 games started and tied for school record of 66 games played thanks to eligibility extended by NCAA to "Super Seniors"; returned 22 kickoffs a total of 464 yards (21.1 average); returned 64 punts a total of 487 yards (one touchdown); snagged an interception in 2018 when used as a defensive back during a Hail Mary attempt by Troy
Brother and teammate: For the past two seasons, Hennigan was able to team with his younger brother, Peter, an Appalachian State tight end.
Position: Running back | College: Toledo (after Kentucky)
Height: 6-foot | Weight: 210 pounds
Year: Fifth-year Senior | High school: Springfield (Ohio)
Career stats: 679 carries for 4,022 yards (5.9 yards per rush) and 45 rushing touchdowns; 91.4 rushing yards per game; 66 receptions for 660 yards and seven scores
Backfield connection: Koback initially enrolled at Kentucky in 2017, where he teamed with Vikings running back A.J. Rose, for a season before transferring to Toledo.
Position: Outside Linebacker | College: Miami (Florida)
Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 254 pounds
Year: Sixth-year Senior | High school: Santaluces (Lantana, Florida)
Career stats: appeared in 64 games and made 49 starts; totaled 193 tackles (101 solo), 22.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles and four passes defensed
Shifted in sixth year: McCloud first started at linebacker as a freshman in 2016. He transitioned to defensive end for the Cheez-It Bowl at the end of the 2020 season when Jaelan Phillips and Quincy Roche opted out of the postseason. McCloud quipped last year that he was a "freshman defensive end."
Position: Center | College: Sacred Heart
Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 290 pounds
Year: Sixth-year Senior | High school: Hopkinton (Massachusetts)
Career stats: appeared in 41 games and twice served as a yearlong captain; helped the Pioneers rank 11th in FCS with 211.1 rushing yards per game
4.0: Sokol maintained a 4.0 grade point average in his work toward a master's degree in criminal justice and garnered a spot on the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
Position: Defensive tackle | College: Tulsa
Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 365 pounds
Year: Sixth-year Senior | High school: Donaldsonville (Louisiana)
Career stats: appeared in 56 games, totaling 109 tackles (49 solo), 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks
A fan of Browns & Beckham fan: According to his school bio, Stevenson's favorite NFL team was the Cleveland Browns, and his favorite player was receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.
View photos from Day 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft from inside the Thomson Reuters Vikings Draft Room, of first round draft pick Lewis Cine and in Las Vegas.
Position: Outside linebacker | College: Wake Forest (after Michigan)
Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 252 pounds
Year: Fifth-year Senior | High school: Episcopal (Virginia)
Career stats: appeared in 12 total games at Michigan from 2019-20 as a junior and senior; recorded 11 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble for the Wolverines; played 12 games in lone season at Wake Forest, recording 34 tackles (22 solo) and a team-high 9.0 sacks; was one of three Demon Deacons with at least 10 tackles for loss
Double degrees: Vilain earned a degree in general studies from Michigan before transferring to Wake Forest and pursuing a degree in liberal studies.
Position: Punter | College: Tulane
Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 245 pounds
Year: Senior | High school: California High School (San Ramon)
Career stats: appeared in 46 games, punting 200 times for 8,909 yards (44.5 yards per punt)
Arm and a leg: Wright played quarterback during his junior and senior years of high school, throwing for more than 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns; he also lettered in baseball.