Transferred to Oklahoma for his senior season after playing three years at Kentucky. … Caught 26 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns in 2017 from quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Heisman Trophy winner and top pick in the 2018 NFL draft. … Returned 15 kickoffs for 313 yards (20.9 average) in 2017. … Led SEC with 21.6 yards per catch in 2016 at Kentucky. … Stands at a 6-foot, 178-pound frame. … Was not invited to NFL combine but visited with Vikings before draft. … Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds at Oklahoma’s pro day.
Mike Boone, RB, Cincinnati
Compiled 2,250 yards on 420 rushing attempts (5.4 average) in his four-year career at Cincinnati. … Caught 65 passes for 596 yards. … Scored 25 touchdowns (24 rushing, one receiving) in 39 collegiate games. … 5-10, 205 pounds.
Curtis Cothran, DT, Penn State
6-5, 301 pounds. … Totaled 54 tackles, 6.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss at Penn State. … Graduated in August 2017 with a degree in criminology. … Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a senior.
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Garret Dooley, LB, Wisconsin
Recorded 84 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks in 39 games with the Badgers. … Started 14 games at outside linebacker in 2017. … Helped Wisconsin’s defense finish second nationally in total defense (262.7 yards per game). … Tallied nine tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks against Northwestern on Sept. 30, 2017, all career-bests. … Invited to NFL combine. … Four-star recruit (ESPN) out of Rochester High School in Ill. … Graduated with degree in personal finance in May 2017.
Armanti Foreman, WR, Texas
Caught 86 passes for 1,070 yards and 11 touchdowns in his four-year stint at Texas. Averaged 19.7 yards per kickoff return and 6.2 yards per punt return. … Ran a 4.40 40-yard dash at the Texas pro day. … Four-star recruit out of high school. … Twin brother D’Onta was a third-round pick by Houston in 2017. … One of two Longhorns to sign a free-agent deal with Vikings after draft (Holton Hill).
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Chris Gonzalez, G, San Jose State
Started 36 games at right guard for the Spartans from 2015-17. … Saw action on special teams and was listed as a reserve tight end in 2014. … Native of Los Angeles. … A four-time Mountain West All-Academic team award winner.
Holton Hill, CB, Texas
Played 26 games for Texas over three seasons. … Totaled 121 tackles, 14 passes defensed and three interceptions. … Projected as mid-round pick in NFL draft but was not selected. … Suspended for final three games of 2017 season for violating team rules. … Returned an interception and a blocked field goal for a touchdown against Maryland on Sept. 2. ... One of two Longhorns to sign a free-agent deal with Vikings after draft (Foreman).
Tyler Hoppes, TE, Nebraska
Did not appear in a game until junior year in 2016, when he played primarily on special teams. … Started 10 games at tight end in 2017 and shattered Nebraska’s single-season record for receptions as TE with 34. Named to academic All-Big Ten team in 2016 and ’17. … Hauled in five passes for career-high 105 yards against Purdue on Oct. 28.
Hercules Mata’afa, LB, Washington State
Played three full years at Washington State, recording 123 tackles, 47 tackles for loss and 22.5 sacks. … Set WSU single-season record with 22.5 TFL in 2017. … Played defensive end and defensive tackle in college. … 6-2, 252 pounds. … Native of Lahaina, Hawaii.
Trevon Mathis, CB, Toledo
Compiled six interceptions, 120 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 29 passes defensed in 51 collegiate games. … Tallied career-best two interceptions in Toledo’s 27-17 win over Northern Illinois on Nov. 2. … 6-foot, 180 pounds. … Has four older brothers.
Tray Matthews, S, Auburn
Started at strong safety for Auburn from 2015-17. … Finished with 180 career tackles and five interceptions. … Kicked off Georgia team as freshman in 2013 after being caught double-dipping scholarship checks. … Transferred to Auburn in 2014. … Still has Georgia logo tattooed on chest.
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Kamryn Pettway, FB, Auburn
Rotated at fullback in 2015. … Named first team All-SEC in 2016 after rushing for 1,224 yards. … Led conference in yards per game (124.8) that year. … Posted four consecutive 150-yard games in 2016. … Auburn was 5-0 in games he rushed for 150+ yards. … Limited to five games in 2017 due to shoulder and leg injuries. … 6-foot, 233 pounds. … One of two Auburn players to sign with Minnesota (Matthews) post-draft.
Peter Pujals, QB, Holy Cross
Threw for 2,776 yards on 238-of-430 passing with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2017. … Rushed 82 times for 151 yards and three touchdowns. … Ranks first in Holy Cross program history in games played (48), games started (46) and pass attempts. … Ranks second at Holy Cross in career passing yards, completions and yards of total offense (13,451). … 6-2, 215 pounds. … Received medical redshirt after suffering season-ending injury in 2016.
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Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Mississippi
Coming off career year in 2017 with 76 receptions for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns. … Sixth 1,000-yard receiver in program history. … Named to first team All-Conference USA last season. … Opted for NFL draft after redshirt junior season. … Ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. … 6-2, 210 pounds.
Roc Thomas, RB, Jacksonville State
Transferred to Jacksonville State after two seasons at Auburn. … Totaled 475 yards and three touchdowns on 86 carries for Auburn from 2014-15. … Rushed 305 times for 1,847 yards (6.1 average) from 2016-17 at Jacksonville State. … Five-star recruit out of high school. … Ran 4.56-second 40-yard dash at NFL combine, which ranked 13th among running backs. … Full name is Racean Thomas.
Jake Wieneke, WR, South Dakota State
Earned All-America honors (first-, second- or third-team) in all four collegiate seasons at SDSU. … Broke Missouri Valley Conference and SDSU program records in receptions (288), receiving yards (5,157) and receiving touchdowns (59). … Tallied three 1,000-yard seasons from 2014-16. … Caught 65 passes for 965 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2017. … Grew up a die-hard Vikings fan and had a poster of Randy Moss in his bedroom wall. … Finalist for Minnesota Mr. Football as a high school senior at Maple Grove in 2012. … Third receiver from Minnesota on Vikings, joining Adam Thielen and Brandon Zylstra.
Jonathan Wynn, DE, Vanderbilt
Compiled 78 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, six passes defensed and four sacks at Vanderbilt over four seasons. … 6-5, 265 pounds. … Registered a tackle in all 11 games in 2017.