Football: FAU defensive end Kevin Cyrille agrees to free agent contract with Minnesota Vikings, expected to sign in next few days

Rolando Rosa

Kevin Cyrille. Photo courtesy of Media Relations.

On draft day, FAU defensive end Kevin Cyrille wasn’t picked — but he’s about to be a pro anyway.

Only a half hour after the final pick of the NFL Draft, which is termed “Mr. Irrelevant,” Cyrille and his agent agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings, according to He is expected to sign in the next few days.

“I tried to contain myself,” Cyrille told “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 had 36 tackles and 4.5 sacks (second most on the team) last season for the Owls. The 6-foot-2, 279-pound Cyrille played defensive end throughout his four seasons at FAU, but will shift to the interior of the D-line with the Vikings.

“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.”

For his college career, Cyrille recorded 109 tackles in 40 games.