15 biggest Minnesota Vikings draft busts of all-time

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Which players failed to live up to their expectations after being selected in the first few rounds of the NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings?

Each and every year, the Minnesota Vikings head into the NFL Draft with the hopes that their top selection will evolve into at least a solid contributor on their roster for a number of seasons.

Sometimes it actually works out for the Vikings and their top draft selection ends up developing into one of the best players in franchise history. But there is also the other side of the spectrum where Minnesota makes a bad call and their top pick in the draft ends up turning into a bust.

The Vikings have certainly had their share of great draft selections. However, they have also made some of the worst picks in the history of the NFL Draft.

So what exactly should qualify a player as a draft bust? Well, not meeting the expectations that come with being a high pick in the draft definitely seems like a big factor.

Players shouldn’t be considered a bust if they are drafted outside of the second round though. Some may even believe that second-round selections should never be given the bust label.

Second-round picks more often than not translate into at least becoming starters in the NFL though. So when they don’t, then they should be included among the group that can be considered a bust.

So let’s just get to it and go over who the 15 biggest draft busts have been during the history of the Minnesota Vikings franchise.