5 best Vikings seventh-round picks of the last decade

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Which players have been the five best seventh-round draft choices by the Minnesota Vikings during the last decade?

The NFL Draft is an inexact science. Even in the first round its no guarantee the players who are chosen are going to pan out. For every superstar picked, there is a bust who evens out the spectrum. What gets even trickier is the later rounds. No round is full of more misses than the seventh round. At that point of the draft, teams are just hoping to find a solid special teams player.

Teams may also look for a very specific trait in a player that they may feel will fit into their system or can be developed. It’s very much like closing your eyes on tossing a dart at the board. You just hope you hit something.

Before we get into the actual list, I do want to mention a couple of honorable mentions. The first is the Vikings’ most recent seventh-round success story, Bisi Johnson. He missed the cut because he just has one year under his belt, but could end up on a future list if his solid play continues. The second runner-up is Audie Cole who amassed 86 tackles and a sack in his five-year career with the Purple.

Looking back over the last decade the Vikings surprisingly have found plenty of quality players in the seventh round of the draft. The five best selections from the years 2010-2019 are listed below.