5 best Minnesota Vikings fourth-round picks of the last decade

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The Minnesota Vikings haven’t had a ton of success drafting in the fourth round over the last decade. They have, however, hit on a handful of picks in the round.

During the last decade, the Minnesota Vikings have kind of struggled to find talent in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. They seem to have more misses than hits, but they have still been able to land some quality players in this round that falls smack dab in the middle of the draft.

In the fourth round, the Vikings have mostly found role players whose contributions may not always show up on the stat sheet. They were able to land one superstar, but for the most part, they seem to have missed on the majority of their choices.

Not included in this list is former Minnesota offensive lineman, T.J. Clemmings. He did start 30 games for the Vikings in two years and that’s a huge value for a fourth-round choice. The problem was he played so poorly that he can’t be considered a good pick despite all those starts.

Then there’s a guy like Gerald Hodges who had one decent season for Minnesota but the majority of his production came with other teams, so he was left off as well.

That being said, let’s go over a list of the Vikings’ five best draft choices in the fourth round from the last decade.