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Every Vikings Draft Pick Under Rick Spielman, by Round

The following details on Minnesota Vikings draft picks should be considered a mini-reference manual. General Manager Rick Spielman became the official general manager in 2012, so that is the boundary for the information.

The picks are written in this format:

Year — [Name] [Position] [Pick Number]

** = Pro Bowl Attendee

Vikings Draft Picks by Round, 2012-2020

1st Round

**2020 — Justin Jefferson (WR) 22
2020 — Jeff Gladney (CB) 31
2019 — Garrett Bradbury (C) 18
2018 — Mike Hughes (CB)  30
2016 — Laquon Treadwell (WR)  23
2015 — Trae Waynes (CB) 11
**2014 — Anthony Barr (LB)  9
**2014 — Teddy Bridgewater (QB) 32
2013 — Sharrif Floyd (DT) 23
**2013 — Xavier Rhodes (CB) 25
**2013 — Cordarrelle Patterson (WR) 29
**2012 — Matt Kalil (OT) 4
**2012 — Harrison Smith (S) 29

2nd Round

2020 — Ezra Cleveland (T) 58
2019 — Irv Smith Jr. (TE) 50
2018 — Brian O’Neill (T) 62
**2017 — Dalvin Cook (RB) 41
2016 — Mackensie Alexander (CB) 54
**2015 — Eric Kendricks (ILB) 45

3rd Round

2020 — Cameron Dantzler (CB) 89
2019 — Alexander Mattison (RB) 102
2017 — Pat Elflein (C) 70
**2015 — Danielle Hunter (DE) 88
2014 — Scott Crichton (DE) 72
2014 — Jerick McKinnon (RB) 96
2012 — Josh Robinson (DB) 66

4th Round

2020 — D.J. Wonnum (DE) 117
2020 — James Lynch (DT) 130
2020 — Troy Dye (LB) 132
2019 — Dru Samia (G) 114
2018 — Jalyn Holmes (DE) 102
2017 — Jaleel Johnson (DT) 109
2017 — Ben Gedeon (ILB) 120
2016 — Willie Beavers (T) 121
2015 — T.J. Clemmings (T) 110
2013 — Gerald Hodges LB 120
2012 — Jarius Wright (WR) 118
2012 — Rhett Ellison (TE) 128
2012 — Greg Childs (WR) 134

5th Round

2020 — Harrison Hand (CB) 169
2020 — K.J. Osborn (WR) 176
2019 — Cameron Smith (LB) 162
2018 — Tyler Conklin (TE) 157
2018 — Daniel Carlson (K) 167
2017 — Rodney Adams (WR) 170
2017 — Danny Isidora (G) 180
2016 — Kentrell Brothers (OLB) 160
2015 — MyCole Pruitt (TE) 143
**2015 — Stefon Diggs (WR) 146
2014 — David Yankey (OL) 145
2013 — Jeff Locke (P) 155
2012 — Robert Blanton (DB) 139

6th Round

2020 — Blake Brandel (T) 203
2020 — Josh Metellus (S) 205
2019 — Armon Watts (DT) 190
2019 — Marcus Epps S() 191
2019 — Oli Udoh (T) 193
2018 — Colby Gossett (G) 213
2018 — Ade Aruna (DE) 218
2017 — Bucky Hodges (TE) 201
2016 — Moritz Boehringer (WR) 180
2016 — David Morgan (TE) 188
2015 — Tyrus Thompson (T) 185
2015 — B.J. Dubose (DE) 193
2014 — Antone Exum (DB) 182
2014 — Kendall James (DB) 184
2013 — Jeff Baca (G) 196
**2012 — Blair Walsh (K) 175

7th Round

2020 — Kenny Willekes (DE) 225
2020 — Nate Stanley (QB) 244
2020 — Brian Cole II (S) 249
2020 — Kyle Hinton (G) 253
2019 — Kris Boyd (CB) 217
2019 — Dillon Mitchell (WR) 239
2019 — Olabisi Johnson (WR) 247
2019 — Austin Cutting (LS) 250
2018 — Devante Downs (LB) 225
2017 — Stacy Coley (WR) 219
2017 — Ifeadi Odenigbo (DL) 220
2017 — Elijah Lee (LB) 232
2017 — Jack Tocho (CB) 245
2016 — Stephen Weatherly (DE) 227
2016 — Jayron Kearse (S) 244
2015 — Austin Shepherd (T) 228
2015 — Edmond Robinson (OLB) 232
2014 — Shamar Stephen (DT) 220
2014 — Brandon Watts (LB) 223
2014 — Jabari Price (DB) 225
2013 — Michael Mauti (LB) 213
2013 — Travis Bond (G) 214
2013 — Everett Dawkins (DT) 229
2012 — Audie Cole (LB) 210
2012 — Trevor Guyton (DE) 219

Dustin Baker

Writer. Host of Bleav in Vikings Podcast w/B-Mac & Baker.

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David Vukelich
David Vukelich
29 days ago

So trade every pick to amass as many 2nd round picks as possible is what I’m seeing. The irony of not having a 2nd round pick! That draft history has a lot of pretty bad misses. Who’s to blame Spielman or scouting?

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