2. Xavier Rhodes (2013 – Now)
When the Vikings selected Rhodes in the 2013 NFL Draft, it was the first time the team had used a first-round pick on a cornerback since 1994. Minnesota obviously felt he was worth the high selection and the corner has definitely proven his value since then.
Rhodes is actually the only player from the Vikings’ 2013 draft class that is still on the team’s current roster. But hitting one out of nine picks is not too bad if that one turns out to be an All-Pro corner, right?
Under Mike Zimmer, Rhodes has developed into one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks in the game today. If he keeps it going, he might end up with a gold jacket from the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the end of his career.