FAU defensive end Kevin Cyrille agrees to terms with Minnesota Vikings
Kevin Cyrille didn't have to wait long once the NFL Draft concluded to learn that he would in fact be playing professional football.
Approximately 30 minutes after the NFL announced Mr. Irrelevant, Cyrille and his agent agreed to a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He expects to sign the paperwork to make it official in the coming days.
“I tried to contain myself,” Cyrille said of his reaction to learning the news. “I didn't try to get too happy. This is still the first step to the process. I know I've got some work to do. I've got to get on it right now.”
Cyrille recorded 36 tackles last season for the Owls. His 8 ½ tackles-for-loss tied for second best on the team and his 4 ½ sacks placed him alone in second for FAU.
Following his senior season, Cyrille was selected to play in the first Battle of Florida collegiate all-star game.
A defensive end during his tenure at FAU, Cyrille said the Vikings intend to move his 6-foot-2, 279-pound frame to the interior of the defensive line.
“I'll do the adjustment, I don't really care,” Cyrille said. “It's just a dream I wanted to live since I was a young child. I don't really mind.”
Cyrille said his agent fielded multiple offers but chose the Vikings because of their need for defensive linemen.
Here is our draft profile for Kevin Cyrille, complete with a video we produced documenting his evening at the Battle of Florida.