The Vikings officially have enhanced their eight-man draft class with 17 undrafted players.
The newest members of the team who were acquired without giving up a draft pick include: Oklahoma receiver Jeff Badet, Cincinnati running back Mike Boone, Penn State defensive tackle Curtis Cothran, Wisconsin linebacker Garret Dooley, Texas receiver Armanti Foreman, San Jose State center Chris Gonzalez, Texas cornerback Holton Hill, Nebraska tight end Tyler Hoppes, Washington State linebacker Hercules Mata’afa, Toledo cornerback Trevon Mathis, Auburn safety Tray Matthews, Auburn fullback Kamryn Pettway, Holy Cross quarterback Peter Pujals, Southern Mississippi receiver Korey Robertson, Jacksonville State running back Roc Thomas, South Dakota State receiver Jake Wieneke, and Vanderbilt defensive end Jonathan Wynn.
Over in Baltimore, I asked one staffer what stuck out in minicamp. And his response was simple:Lamar’s speed. Wow. We’ll have more on how Lamar Jackson became a Raven in a minute. 6
Speaking of the 32nd overall pick, one nugget I picked up over the past week was that the Eagles would’ve considered SMU receiver Courtland Sutton there, among others, had they not found a trade partner. Sutton went eight picks later, to Denver, and Philly wound up with Dallas Goedert at 49 instead (the Ravens and Eagles also swapped 4s as part of the deal).
Strong, 24, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a December loss to the 49ers. He continues to rehab after surgery.
Strong bounced between the practice squad and active roster last season.
Strong caught three passes for 38 yards and one touchdown in two games last season. He joined Jacksonville last September 19 after the Jaguars claimed him off waivers.
He served a one-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy and program for substances of abuse, missing the season opener while still with the Texans. He played 20 snaps in Week 2 against the Bengals but didn’t get a target