Vikings sign David Yankey

May, 16, 2014
May 16
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings got an early start signing their draft class, agreeing to a deal with Stanford guard David Yankey, their fifth-round pick. Yankey's agent, Mike McCartney, announced the deal on Twitter.

According to a league source, the contract is a standard deal for a player taken in Yankey's spot (145th overall). It will pay him $2,426,900 over the next four years, including a $206,900 signing bonus.

Yankey, who was ranked as one of the top guards in the 2014 draft class, could prove to be a steal for the Vikings in the fifth round. He played left guard last season, he said, and had also played tackle at Stanford. His most immediate chance to contribute could be at left guard, if he can push veteran Charlie Johnson for playing time.

The Vikings still have to sign nine of their 10 draft picks.

Ben Goessling

ESPN Minnesota Vikings reporter



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