Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield went first overall to the Cleveland Browns, followed by Penn State running back Saquon Barkley going #2 to the Giants and USC quarterback Sam Darnold going third to the New York Jets.
The Vikings were rumored to be scheduled to start the season with a rematch in Philadelphia, but that is not the case. Minnesota will instead open the season at home against the San Francisco 49ers at US Bank Stadium.
According to ESPN the Vikings have signed linebacker Eric Kendricks to a 5-year contract worth $50 million with $25 million guaranteed. In 3 years with the Vikings he has totaled 253 solo tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 26 quarterback hurries, 21 pass break-ups, 7.5 sacks and two interceptions.
According to multiple sources the Vikings have agreed to a 3-year $84 Million contract with free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. The deal is reportedly guaranteed. The deal cannot become official until midnight because that's when the new NFL fiscal year begins.