Minnesota Vikings greatest 7-round draft of all-time

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Randy Moss, WR

Drafted: 1st round (1998)

Selecting who the greatest first-round pick in Vikings history was certainly a tough decision. Especially considering that six of them turned out to be Hall of Famers, 17 were All-Pro First-Team selections, and 31 were voted to at least one Pro Bowl.

But looking at everything, it really came down who stood out the most amongst their peers. Moss is really the only Minnesota first-round selection that is considered to be the best to ever play at his position in the entire NFL.

Of course, the opposition is going to always argue about Moss not being at the top of every statistical receiving category in league history. But his impact on the NFL and on the Vikings was about more than just numbers.

Perhaps this was the case for Jerry Rice, but Moss was really one of the first receivers opposing NFL defenses had to have a specific game-plan for. Normally, defenses just prepared for an entire opposing offense, but Moss was too good to be considered just a normal member of an offense.

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The receiver was also recently selected as an inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during his first year on the ballot. Something no former Vikings first-round draft pick has ever accomplished before.