Newman will now be coached by Zimmer in 10 of his 16 professional seasons, going back to his rookie year in Dallas where Zimmer served as the defensive coordinator.
Waynes was selected No. 11 overall by the Vikings, a defensive-minded team with a loaded secondary. For his career, Waynes has appeared in 46 games (25 starts) and produced 145 tackles, five interceptions and 35 passes defensed. He recorded two interceptions, 65 total tackles one sack, and 11 passes defended last season. Newman has played the last three years with the Vikings. The Vikings then made a pair of trades with the New York Jets, adding tight end Tyler Conklin from Central Michigan and the first kicker taken in the draft in Auburn's Daniel Carlson.
The Vikings exercised the fifth-year contract option on Waynes on Monday, too, while signing 17 undrafted free agents, including South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke, a Minnesota native.