The Vikings’ Top Draft Picks Since 1998

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Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings was selected No. 12 in the 2011 draft.
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Kyle Rudolph #82, Minnesota Vikings
Vikings selected TE Kyle Rudolph in the second round of the 2011 draft.
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Chris Cook
The Vikings addressed their cornerback situation with the addition of Chris Cook in the 2010 NFL Draft.
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Toby Gerhart
Running back Toby Gerhart of Stanford was the 51st pick by the Vikings in 2010.
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Percy Harvin
Wide receiver Percy Harvin of Florida was selected by the Vikings in the first-round of the 2009 draft. He was named the 2009 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year after a solid season.
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Phil Loadholt
Offensive lineman Phil Loadholt of Oklahoma was selected by the Vikings in the second-round of the 2009 draft.
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Tyrell Johnson
Safety Tyrell Johnson of Arkansas State was selected by the Vikings in the second-round of the 2008 draft.
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Sidney Rice
In 2007, the Vikings selected WR Sidney Rice from South Carolina. He was a second-round pick that turned out to be very productive in the 2009 season.
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Adrian Peterson
In 2007, the Vikings selected RB Adrian Peterson from the University of Oklahoma.
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Chad Greenway
In 2006, the Vikings selected LB Chad Greenway from the University of Iowa.
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Troy Williamson
In 2005, the Vikings selected WR Troy Williamson from the University of South Carolina. He turned out to be considered a bust and was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars after the 2007 season.
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Kenechi Udeze
In 2004, the Vikings selected DE Kenechi Udeze from the University of Southern California.
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Kevin Williams
In 2003, the Vikings selected DT Kevin Williams from Oklahoma State University.
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Bryant McKinnie
In 2002, the Vikings selected OT Bryant McKinnie from the University of Miami.
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Michael Bennett
In 2001, the Vikings selected RB Michael Bennett from the University of Wisconsin.
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Chris Hovan
In 2000, the Vikings selected DT Chris Hovan from Boston College.
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Daunte Culpepper
In 1999, the Vikings selected QB Daunte Culpepper from the University of Central Florida.
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Randy Moss
In 1998, the Vikings selected WR Randy Moss from Marshall University.
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