Former Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw recently signed his first NFL contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
The contract is four years and is worth $13.35 million. The contract is guaranteed and also includes a $7.066 million signing bonus. The contract includes a fifth-year team option, which is standard in all rookie NFL contracts.
The former All-ACC offensive tackle was selected with the No. 23 overall pick in last month’s 2021 NFL draft.
Darrisaw was one of two Hokies selected in the first round. Cornerback Caleb Farley was selected at No. 22 overall — just one pick before Darrisaw by the Tennessee Titans.
Both players were expected to go higher at one point, however, a back injury caused Farley to slide just a bit, despite being the best cornerback prospect in the draft. Darrisaw happened to be in one of the deepest offensive tackle classes in recent memory.
Confirmed that #Vikings first-round pick Christian Darrisaw will sign contract today. He gets a four-year, $13.35 million contract and will have an option for a fifth year. He gets a $7.066 million signing bonus. He will count $2.426 million on 2021 salary cap. https://t.co/fRD4t2oqq6— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) May 14, 2021
The Hokies will certainly miss Darrisaw in 2021. However, his growth and development prove the Hokies can find and develop offensive linemen with Vance Vice as the position coach.
Good luck in the NFL, Christian.