Former Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour agreed to an undrafted free-agent deal with the Minnesota Vikings Saturday evening following the end of the NFL draft.
Saint-Amour, who had a breakout season with the Yellow Jackets as a senior, was the first former Yellow Jacket known to have agreed to a deal with an NFL team after no team members were taken in the draft.
“Excited to play, excited to get out there and work,” Saint-Amour told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Saint-Amour said that Saturday was a day full of emotions as the draft ended without his name getting called. It was believed that he had a good chance to get selected in a later round. But he said that a couple teams reached out to him as soon as the draft ended, and he felt that Minnesota was the best fit for him. He said he will play defensive end.
“Like they always say, it doesn’t matter how you get there, just get your foot in the door,” Saint-Amour said. “I got my foot in the door.”
Safety/linebacker Jalen Johnson and quarterback TaQuon Marshall, the latter hoping to be considered as a wide receiver, also were possibilities to be signed as undrafted free agents or perhaps invited to a team’s rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.
Tech was one of only two of 41 power-conference teams to finish the 2018 season with a winning record but not have a draft pick. Cal was the other.
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