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Vikings sign 1st-rounder Hughes, complete draft class deals

Vikings sign 1st-rounder Hughes, complete draft class deals

July 19, 2018 04:51 PM

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have signed first-round pick Mike Hughes, putting their entire eight-player draft class under contract the week before training camp begins.
    
The 5-foot-10, 189-pound Hughes was the 30th overall selection, the highest drafted defensive player in Central Florida program history. Hughes made a strong impression during spring practices with the Vikings, taking turns at the nickel cornerback position and also working as a kickoff returner.
    
Hughes had four interceptions for the Knights in 2017 to tie for the team lead and a 31.8-yard average on kickoff returns to rank fourth in the FBS.
    
The four-year deal with a fifth-year option was done on Thursday. Vikings rookies report to headquarters on Tuesday, with their first on-field practice on Wednesday.
    
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