The Minnesota Vikings hope that one of their many undrafted free agents has a little bit of his father in him.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the Vikings will sign wide receiver Duron Carter, the son of former Vikings Hall of Fame pass-catcher Cris Carter, who confirmed the move to The Star Tribune.
Duron floated from Ohio State to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, and from Alabama to Florida Atlantic during a college odyssey repeatedly derailed by academic woes.
"He. Just. Hates. (Bleeping). School," Cris Carter told USA Today's Mike Garafolo earlier this month.
His father insists Duron will thrive in a football-only environment, saying, "I know there aren't a lot of better receivers than him in this draft."
Duron's former Coffeyville quarterback, Cayden Cochran, remains unimpressed, calling the wideout on Twitter: "the most lazy, whiny & non-work ethic player the nfl has ever seen ... Horrible person & will be a complete cancer to any team on the board."
Opinions on Duron are all over the map, but the Vikings haven't taken a risk by adding him to their class of undrafted free agents. If Duron matures and blooms, they've unearthed a gem. If he doesn't, the Vikings will move on without a care.
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