Mixed Results For The Minnesota Vikings At #11 Overall


The Minnesota Vikings have only selected with the #11 overall pick two times before in the franchise’s history.  Those two selections have had mixed results.  Since the 2015 NFL Draft is in less than three weeks away, here is a look at the players that were selected by Minnesota Vikings in the spot where they currently sit in the first round:

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings honor former quarterback Daunte Culpepper before the game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

QB Daunte Culpepper, Central Florida (1999)

  • Most Vikings fans are familiar with Daunte Culpepper.  He played at a high level until injuries took away a lot of his ability and he ended his career bouncing around the NFL.  However, his 2004 season set records and gave Vikings fans a lot of hope.  He’s still one of the most talked about Vikings to date.

DE Derrick Alexander, FSU (1995)

  • After staying with the Minnesota Vikings from 2005 through 2008, Alexander finished his playing career with the Cleveland Browns in 2009 before becoming part of their front office.  He played in 57 games for the Vikings and started 51 of those.  During that time, he accumulated 17.5 sacks and recovered three fumbles.

As far as the NFL goes, the #11 pick has been pretty interesting.  For the most part, the #11 pick has done pretty well for teams selecting in that spot.  Here are the players that were chosen:

While there’s no guarantee that the Minnesota Vikings will stay at #11, if they do it looks as though the team could have a pretty good chance at a solid player if history stands true.  However, since it is the NFL Draft, you never know what will happen.  And that’s especially true with the wheeling and dealing Rick Spielman at the helm.

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