3 worst Minnesota Vikings second-round picks of the last decade

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Chris Cook – CB (2010)

Back in 2010, the Vikings were coming off a season where they had a heartbreaking loss in the NFC Championship game. Being they were so close to the Super Bowl, they ended up with the 30th pick of the Draft. When they were finally on the clock, they swung a deal with the Detroit Lions and moved out of the first round. They ended up with pick No. 34 out of the deal, which was the second choice on Day 2 of the draft.

There were rumors floating around that whole day that the team was going to take Chris Cook. It made sense, as they were in need of a corner and Cook had great size at 6-foot-2 and a nice long frame. The rumors were true and the Vikings snapped him up with their first choice of the 2010 Draft. The only issue with Cook was that he wasn’t very good at football.

Chris Cook was often injured and when he was on the field, he rarely made much of an impact. His carer got off to a rough start with the team, as he only played in six games as a rookie amassing just 21 tackles. He played for the Vikings for four seasons and his most notable moment was getting suspended for a game for intentionally bumping into an official after giving up a touchdown to Alshon Jeffrey.

Cook finished his Vikings career with 123 tackles, one sack, zero interceptions, and 13 pass breakups. He did play one season with the San Francisco 49ers but a change of scenery didn’t do him any good as he had just six tackles in six games with them. Cook was easily the Vikings worst second-round pick of the last 10 years, and one of their worst overall.