Vikings Waive Sixth-Round Pick Jaylen Twyman

Dec 26, 2019; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman (97) prepares for the snap during the third quarter against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

After officially signing veteran WR, Dede Westbrook, over the weekend, the Vikings were left with one too many players on their active roster. This has led to the team’s decision to put 2021 sixth-round pick, Jaylen Twyman, on waivers.

This move was expected as Twyman was shot four times in June.  While his injuries aren’t considered serious, and Twyman is expected to make a full recovery, the Vikings have been expected to put him on the NFI list (reserve/non-football injury). In order to do that, Twyman first must clear waivers.

Going into the 2020 collegiate season, Twyman was viewed as one of the better DTs of the 2021 draft class. His ability to rush the pass from the middle was top notch, and he recorded 12 TFLs and 10.5 sacks for Pittsburgh in 2020. However, his frame was a concern as he is smaller than many effective NFL interior lineman. This and a general need for development scared off many NFL teams. Because of this, he was gift wrapped for the Vikings at pick number 199.

Vikings Territory will have all the news as this situation continues to unfold as well as all other updates throughout training camp.