1. Danielle Hunter – DE
Third Round, 2015
Biggest draft steal for the Vikings in the past 10 years? Absolutely. Biggest steal in Minnesota’s history as a franchise? It’s definitely in consideration.
Hunter has been wreaking havoc in the NFL since racking up six sacks as a third-round rookie in 2015.
I still remember the day he was drafted. Twitter imploded on how much of a reach this pick was. Personally, I was impartial. I knew it was a boom or bust type of pick and this one just so happened to be a BIG ole boom.
Hunter has been one of the most explosive defensive ends in the NFL the past four years and he is still only 24-years-old. He has a total of 40 sacks to date and he has a legit shot to threaten some pretty serious sack records in Vikings team history.
The scariest part about Hunter is he doesn’t appear to ever be satisfied. Each year he has been in the league he comes back bigger and better.
In the coming years, he will be a guy who consistently gets 10-plus sacks per season and he will also continue to draw double teams, freeing up others on Minnesota’s defensive line to make plays.
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