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Jerick ‘Jet’ McKinnon’s speed may add a dimension to Vikings offense

By apnews@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Jerick McKinnon was the last of Minnesota’s 10 draft picks to sign his rookie contract.

That’s about the only race he wouldn’t win.

The Vikings selected McKinnon in the third round out of Georgia Southern, using a pick acquired from Seattle in the Percy Harvin trade the previous year. They targeted him for versatility, his vision and, of course, his speed.

“Too good of an athlete to pass up,” general manager Rick Spielman said. “Just too explosive of a player.”

McKinnon played a variety of places on the field for the Eagles, a…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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