Eden Prairie, MN (July 25, 2013) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced that rookie Xavier Rhodes has signed. Rhodes was one of three first round selections (#25 overall) by the Vikings in the 2013 draft. The last time the Vikings drafted a CB in the 1st round it was Dewayne Washington (#18 overall) in 1994.
While at Florida State, Rhodes earned first-team All-ACC honors and was named a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award. Rhodes finished the 2012 season with 7 PBU and 3 INTs.