Son of former Vikings draft pick signs a contract with Ravens

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After selecting former Ohio State running back Robert Smith with the No. 21 pick in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings decided to add another new face to their offense with their selection in the second round of the 1993 draft when they picked former Syracuse wide receiver, Qadry Ismail.

Ismail was known by the majority of NFL fans as the younger brother of former Notre Dame superstar, Rocket Ismail. However, the younger Ismail proved he could play in the league as well, as he went on to spend 10 years in the league, including four seasons with the Vikings.

On Monday, the NFL tradition in the Ismail family continued, as the son of the former Minnesota wide receiver, Qadir Ismail, signed a deal to play receiver for the Baltimore Ravens after trying out for the team during their recent rookie mini-camp.

Baltimore Ravens sign son of former Minnesota Vikings WR Qadry Ismail

With a 4.66-second time in the 40-yard dash, Qadir Ismail isn't as fast as his father (4.49) or his uncle (4.28), but he is a much larger receiver than either of his family members, as he measured in at 6-foot-6 and 228 pounds earlier this year. During his time with the Vikings, his father only stood 6-feet tall and weighed 196 pounds.

Qadir also didn't line up as a wide receiver during his entire college career. He started as a quarterback at Villanova before he eventually transferred to Samford and switched to receiver.

In addition to his time with Minnesota, his father also spent three seasons as a member of the Ravens, including the 2000 campaign when he helped them get a win in Super Bowl XXXV over the New York Giants.

Ismail's best season with the Vikings took place in 1994 when he hauled in 45 passes for 696 yards and five touchdowns.

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