Two memorable players from Minnesota Vikings history will be on stage during the 2019 NFL Draft to announce the team’s picks in the second and third round.
Many fans tune in to watch the first round of the NFL Draft. Seeing where the top draft prospects will be playing their professional football is always a big spectacular. Day 2 of the event can see many potential stars find new homes, possibly with the Minnesota Vikings.
One fun thing the league has been doing with their franchises at the draft is by having legends from team history announce picks during the second and third rounds of the draft to including the past with the future.
This year, two of the best players in Vikings history are scheduled to be on stage to announce a new addition to Minnesota’s roster according to ESPN insider Adam Schefter on Facebook. Here are the two individuals who were chosen:
Round 2 – Carl Eller
A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and a key portion of the famed Purple People Eaters defense, Carl Eller spent 15 seasons with the Vikings as a defensive end. Part of the 1969 NFL Champion team, Eller was also named to the Pro Bowl six times and made the All-Pro First Team five teams. His crowning personal achievement came in 1971 when he was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Round 3 – Steve Jordan
One of the 50 Greatest Vikings, Steve Jordan played for Minnesota from 1982 through 1994. He was named to six consecutive Pro Bowls and is the Vikings all-time tight end leader in receiving yards at 6,307. The former seventh-round draft pick was also All-Pro Second Team in 1989. While he was great on the football field, he is also known for an appearance with the WWE where Mr. Perfect showed him the “perfect pass”.
Keep in mind that the Minnesota Vikings could trade out of either the second or third round and there is no guarantee either of these team legends will be on stage to announce the picks, but it’s good to know that two of the franchise greats will be on hand to share another potential Vikings great.