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Stefon Diggs signs 1st pro contract with Minnesota Vikings

Maryland's highlight-reel receiver has signed on the dotted line.

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Former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs signed a four-year, $2.5 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings Thursday that comes with a $228,000 signing bonus, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The Vikings took Diggs in the fifth round with the 146th overall pick in the draft.

Diggs will be catching passes from Teddy Bridgewater, assuming he's not too busy finding other girls to take to prom.

He joins Mike Wallace, Cordarrelle Patterson, Jarius Wright, Charles Johnson and Adam Theilen at wide receiver in Minnesota, along with three undrafted rookies: Notre Dame's DaVaris Daniels, BYU's Jordan Leslie and Pittsburg State's Gavin Lutman, along with two members of last year's practice squad: Kain Colter and Donte Foster.

Some of those players will be cut or placed on the practice squad before training camp ends, but Diggs should be safely on the roster come September.

Diggs figures to be the fourth or fifth man on the depth chart, so he should see some playing time this season, and could be thrust into the spotlight if Wallace or Patterson get injured.

Diggs was one of 10 players picked by the Vikings on draft day.  Check out SB Nation's Vikings site, the Daily Norseman, as they round up draft grades from around the internet here.

He was the 15th of 36 receivers drafted this year. Amari Cooper, the first wideout taken in this year's draft, signed a four-year deal worth more than $20 million with the Raiders Thursday.

Former Terps' defensive tackle Darius Kilgo was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round, but he has not yet agreed to terms for a deal with the team.

Wide receiver Deon Long and outside linebacker Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil both signed with the Tennessee Titans last week.  Terms of their agreements have yet to be announced.