The Minnesota Vikings have picked up the fifth-year contract option for defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier Monday.

A consistent starter, the 24-year-old Floyd was selected with the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Vikings.In 13 games last season, Floyd recorded just 34 tackles and 2.5 sacks due to being hampered by injuries.

But coach Mike Zimmer has repeatedly stated how Floyd has continued to develop well throughout his NFL career. 

Floyd played three seasons with the Gators before foregoing his senior season. During his breakout junior season, Floyd started all 13 games and became the first defensive lineman at Florida since 2001 to earn All-American honors. 

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