Vikings Select Cornerback Trae Waynes From Michigan State With 1st Pick
With the 11th overall pick in tonight's NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select cornerback from Michigan State Trae Waynes.
Played in 36 games over three seasons with Spartans, starting 27. Selected as first-team All-Big Ten in 2014. Was a semifinalist for the Thorpe Award (top defensive back). Was defensive recipient of MSU's Jim Adams Award (unsung hero). As a junior in 2014, had three interceptions and eight pass breakups and finished sixth on the team with 46 tackles. In 2013, started all 13 games at cornerback and earned MSU's Tommy Love Award (most improved player, defense). Played nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2012. First-team all-state as a senior at Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wis., despite missing three games with knee and leg injuries. Recorded the fastest 40 time (4.37 seconds) at the 2010 Midwest Ultimate 100 Camp. Also starred in baseball and track in high school; was indoor track champion in the 60- and 20-yard dashes.