Minnesota Vikings: Top 30 draft picks in franchise history
By Dan Zinski
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16. Matt Blair
Iowa St. product Matt Blair was taken by the Vikings with the 51st overall pick in the 1974 draft.
Matt played a part-time role his first two years but became a full-time starting linebacker in 1976 and was a mainstay of the Vikings’ defense until his retirement in 1985.
Blair made the Pro Bowl six times and was named All-Pro once, in 1980.
Matt finished his career with 16 interceptions and 20 fumble recoveries.