On Monday, Vikings.com writer Mike Wobschall posted an article and accompanying video that covered the Top 5 Draft Choices in Vikings History.
Wobby’s list included the following players in the respective order:
5. LB Scott Studwell (9th round, 1977)
4. WR Randy Moss (1st round, 1998)
3. DT Alan Page (1st round, 1967)
2. QB Fran Tarkenton (3rd round, 1961)
1. RB Adrian Peterson (1st round, 2007)
While I certainly can’t disagree with these names, it got me thinking about other players not on the list that would be a close runner-up.
For me, I can’t help thinking Cordarrelle Patterson.
I know I’m premature here, and I’ll probably get some serious flack for it… although we’ve only been able to see Patterson in one season of action thus far, the numbers–and pure speed–speak for themselves! During the 2013-14 season, Patterson grabbed 45 receptions for 469 yards. It can also be argued that, had Minnesota had a more consistent QB situation, the rookie would have delivered even stronger numbers.
Had the Vikings not traded up to get the receiver in the first round, the offense would have a very different look.
I would love to get some reader feedback on this one … which Vikings draft pick would you add to this list?