The Vikings signed both of their first-round picks on Tuesday, leaving them with just a few players selected later in the draft to sign in order to put the finishing touches on their draft class.
Sixth-round cornerback Antone Exum signed his four-year deal on Wednesday, knocking the number of unsigned picks down to just two. Defensive end Scott Crichton and running back Jerick McKinnon, who were both third-round picks, are the only draft picks left unsigned.
Exum’s final year at Virginia Tech was severely hampered by injuries as Exum tore his ACL in January 2013 while playing basketball and then developed ankle problems that limited him to three games during the season. Exum was on track to go earlier in the draft before those injuries, so the Vikings may have gotten pretty good value with the pick if Exum is able to return to form in the NFL.
The Vikings added cornerback Kendall James two picks after selecting Exum and drafted another one, Jabari Price, in the seventh round, adding plenty of depth to what should be a spirited competition for playing time in the secondary.