Minnesota Vikings: Top 30 draft picks in franchise history
By Dan Zinski
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18. Chuck Foreman
The best all-around running back in Vikings history was drafted out of Miami in 1973 with the 12th overall pick.
Plugged into Jerry Burns’ proto-West Coast offense, the skilled Foreman became a danger not just as a running back but a receiver.
Chuck topped 1,000 yards rushing each year from 1975 to 1977, making first-team All-Pro in 1975.
In that 1975 season, Foreman also caught 73 passes for 691 yards and nine TDs.
Chuck made five Pro Bowls and twice led the NFL in combined rushing and receiving touchdowns.
Foreman played just seven years for the Vikings but he gave them tremendous production in most of those seven seasons.