The expected rush of rookie contract signings began this morning with Kyle Rudolph putting his John Hancock on the papers and becoming an official member of the Minnesota Vikings. As proof, Rudolph tweeted the above picture. Nice watch.
Rudolph is expected to step right in as a major contributor on offense. Bill Musgrave‘s plan, as far as we know, is to feature Rudolph in a lot of two tight end sets with Visanthe Shiancoe. Rudolph was drafted in the 2nd round, 43rd overall, and was something of a surprise pick given that TE was not seen as an area of major need for the Vikings. He may not have been a need pick but he is seen as a great value pick, and most observers think he will develop into a top-notch tight end.
Can’t get over that watch. If I had one of those and one of Donovan’s mental caps I’d be all set.