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Vikings’ Barr throws out first pitch, faces McKinnon in HR derby

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Linebacker Anthony Barr and running back Jerick McKinnon wrapped up Vikings minicamp this week. They now have roughly five weeks off before training begins in Mankato.

Despite the time off, the two professional athletes can’t help but be competitive.

Barr was invited to throw out the ceremonial first […]

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 […]

Vikings Hope Speedy Rookie Also A Quick Study

By Jeff Wald

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 took McKinnon in the third round out of Georgia Southern for his versatility, his vision and of course his speed. McKinnon […]

Vikings sign RB McKinnon, now have deals with all 10 draftees

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Vikings on Tuesday completed signing their draft class when the team announced the signing of running back Jerick McKinnon.

McKinnon, out of Georgia Southern, was the fourth player the Vikings selected and their second pick in the third round of this year’s draft (No. 96 overall).

Some have compared McKinnon […]

Vikings take RB Jerick McKinnon with the No. 96 pick

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings may have their backup for Adrian Peterson.

The Vikings took running back Jerick McKinnon with the No. 96 overall pick in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday.

McKinnon ran a 4.41 40-yard dash, had a 40.5-inch vertical leap and put […]