What makes an NFL Draft steal for the Minnesota Vikings so great isn’t the quality of the player they get, but the round they get him in.
Mid and late-round steals are a big reason why so many fans are fascinated by the NFL Draft each year as it features the element of the unknown. It might take a few years to realize, but there are always steals littered throughout each and every draft.
The Minnesota Vikings have had a bit of luck over the years with plucking players in the mid to later rounds and turning them into a contributor on the 53-man roster. Several of them have even gone on to be starters or Pro Bowl-caliber individuals..
Let’s take a quick dive into the past 10 NFL Drafts for the Vikings and pull out the top 10 guys who have made Minnesota’s front office look like a bunch of geniuses.
10. Joe Webb – QB
Sixth Round, 2010
You are probably thinking, Joe Webb? Really? He made the list? Well this former UAB quarterback has managed to stick around in the league for the past nine years and he has become a pretty decent option as an NFL backup signal-caller.
The Vikings tossed Webb around at a few different spots during his tenure, whether it was trying him at wide receiver, quarterback, or kick returner. But regardless of where they put him, one thing was clear, he was fun to watch.
Webb even managed to get himself a start at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field during the 2012 playoffs in place of the injured Christian Ponder. While Minnesota didn’t walk away with a win over the Packers that night, Webb left the field with playoff experience that has helped him become the player he is today.
For a sixth-rounder that was once considered to be a gimmick player and long shot to make the team, he has done pretty well for himself.