Minnesota Vikings: 10 best third-round draft picks of all-time

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Allsport) Jake Reed
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(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Danielle Hunter
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Danielle Hunter /

4. Danielle Hunter, DE – 2015

It’s a bit surprising to see a current player who has only played with the Minnesota Vikings for four seasons ranked fourth on this list, but the impact he has made in a short period of time should be enough to leave the jaw of fans on the ground.

Danielle Hunter played as a rotational and situational player for the team in his first two seasons but still made a massive impact. In fact, he earned 12.5 sacks in 2016 without starting a single game for the Vikings.

He took over the starting job from Brian Robison in 2017 and has worked his way to becoming one of the most exciting pass rushers in the NFL. In 2018, he reached career-high numbers in sacks by recording 14.5 takedowns.

In just four seasons, he has accumulated 200 combined tackles, 40 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns in addition to being named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro second team in 2018.