Vikings rookie defensive sort out Jaylen Twyman is predicted to make a full restoration after being shot 4 occasions, Twyman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Vikings have been apprised of the scenario.
Twyman’s gunshot wounds have been described by Rosenhaus as “superficial, exit wounds” that have been sustained inside a automobile whereas visiting his aunt in Washington D.C. He had damaging X-rays and won’t want surgical procedure. Twyman was merely on the “incorrect place, incorrect time,” Rosenhaus informed Schefter.
“In speaking to him as we speak, he’ll be OK — that is all that issues,” Rosenhaus stated, by way of Schefter. “We’re grateful he is OK. He’ll make a full restoration.”
The 6-foot-2, 301-pound Twyman was a sixth-round decide on this yr’s draft. Earlier than opting out of the 2020 season, Twyman loved a breakout yr with the Pitt Panthers. Sporting No. 97 in honor of former Pitt and present NFL standout Aaron Donald, Twyman recorded 10.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in 2019. He had at the least a half sack in eight video games that season that included three sacks in opposition to Ohio and a pair of.5 sacks in opposition to North Carolina. Twyman probably sealed his draft destiny after benching 225 kilos a whopping 40 occasions throughout Pitt’s professional day.
Twyman is a part of a Vikings rookie class that features fellow Panther Patrick Jones II, a defensive finish who tallied 17.5 sacks throughout his final two years in Pittsburgh. The duo will look to assist enhance a Vikings protection that completed twenty ninth in scoring, twenty fifth in passing, twenty seventh in dashing, tenth in third down effectivity and eleventh in purple zone effectivity final season.
“It is one thing that I hoped and praying for once I was getting interviewed by the Vikings and I knew we have been two potential prospects,” Twyman stated of probably taking part in with Jones on the subsequent stage. “I’ve simply been holding my fingers crossed [that I’d be] in a position to reunite with one in all my brothers, whether or not that was Rashad Weaver or Patrick Jones. “It is a blessing to have the ability to chase quarterbacks down once more with Patrick.”