The Minnesota Vikings continue their purge of Rick Spielman’s 2021 draft class by waiving former sixth-round pick Jaylen Twyman.
Vikings have released defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman, the former 6th-round pick who returned to football this summer after being shot four times in Washington DC in June 2021.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2022
Twyman was viewed highly coming out of the 2021 draft. He was a gap-shooting 3-technique defensive tackle that specialized in rushing the passer.
At the NFL combine, Twyman weighed in nearly 30 pounds over his college playing weight and had historically bad athletic testing, especially compared to his college tape.
Unfortunately, Twyman had his rookie season come to a screeching halt after he was shot in Washington D.C. just before week one last season.
With a new regime coming in, it should come as no surprise to see the Vikings move on from a lot of the 2021 draft class, as there were quite a few players that weren’t up to par.
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