Rookies Barr, Exum, Crichton sign, only one pick remains unsigned


Three more of the Vikings rookies signed their contracts on Wednesday.

The Vikings officially announced that both LB Anthony Barr and S Antone Exum inked their rookie contracts.

Then Wednesday evening, Minnesota's third round pick DE Scott Crichton sent out a tweet of him signing his first professional contract.

Barr was the Vikings first round pick (#9 overall) out of UCLA. As a senior, he was a finalist for the Butkus (top LB), Lombardi (best DL or LB) and Bednarik (best defensive player) Awards and was a consensus All-American.

Crichton was one of two third round picks selected by the Vikings in the NFL Draft. Crichton is out of Oregon State and finished his career as the Beavers' all-time leader in forced fumbles and ranked third in sacks (22.5).

Exum was the Vikings 6th-round selection (#182 overall), out of Virginia Tech. He started 35-of-44 games during his college career and was 2nd-team All-ACC in 2012 after intercepting a career-high five passes. He played in just three games in 2013 due to an injury.

That leaves only RB Jerick McKinnon as the only unsigned Vikings draft pick.

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