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Vikings Sign First-Rounder Harrison Smith To Four-Year Deal

The Minnesota Vikings took quite awhile to get to the signing of their 2012 NFL Draft class. On May 22nd, they signed their first picks - but they did it in a big way by getting six players inked to four-year deals. They followed that up by announcing the signing of fourth-round pick Rhett Ellison the next day, making it seven of 10 picks signed.

Now they've signed one of their two first-rounders. According to the Pioneer Press, the Vikings have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with safety Harrison Smith. The Vikings traded up into the first round to draft Smith, who likely would not have hung around for much longer as one of the better safety prospects in the draft.

This means the Vikings have signed eight of their 10 draft picks, leaving Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson and first-round pick Matt Kalil, the offensive tackle out of USC. Robinson was a third-round pick, while Kalil was the No. 4 overall pick in the draft, after the Vikings moved down one spot in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

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