Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Isaac Fruechte ‘fitting in’


Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver Isaac Fruechte was an undrafted free agent before the team scooped him up this offseason.  Prior to that, fans in the state knew that Fruechte for his time with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team following his transfer from Rochester Community and Technical College.

Isaac Fruechte is from Caledonia, Minnesota.  The Minnesota Vikings love trying out players from their home state.  Currently on the team’s roster from “the land of 10,000 lakes” are cornerback Marcus Sherels, offensive lineman Carter Bykowski, and wide receiver Adam Thielen.  But now that’s he’s a member of the Vikings, seems to be fitting in well.

According to an article on the KAAL TV website, Isaac Fruechte is developing a good relationship with the other pass catchers on the Minnesota Vikings team.

"“Jarius (Wright) came up to me and was like ‘just relax and play,’ and I think he was right. I was just trying to think too much and over-think things. I felt really good after that, and I feel really good now.”"

Players fall victim to over thinking and being far too hard on themselves all the time when the break in to the NFL.  But hearing stories of teammates helping out the younger, less experienced players on the team is very encouraging.  In fact, Fruechte even had very nice things to say about new Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Mike Wallace.

"“He’s been great ever since OTA’s, mini-camp all that stuff. The side I’ve ever seen on Mike, he’s a great player, great leader, great person. I love working with him, and he always has great advice for me.”"

Here is the video from the KAAL TV website with the full feature:

Personally, I’m rooting for Isaac Fruechte to make the Vikings team.  While earning a spot on the 53 man roster will be incredibly difficult for him during the 2015 season, I’m hoping he makes a good enough impression to stick with the practice squad this year. He could be another Adam Thielen-type success story, but only time will tell what the future holds for Fruechte.

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