4 best Minnesota Vikings second-round picks of last decade

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The Minnesota Vikings have done quite well drafting in the second round during the last 10 years. Who are their four best choices?

The second round of the NFL Draft is one the Minnesota Vikings haven’t picked in that regularly during the last 10 years.

In the last decade, the Vikings have often traded out of the round, sometimes moving down the board to pick up extra choices. They’ve also used their second-round pick more than once to move up in the draft and get a player they deeply covet.

When Minnesota has actually made a selection in the second round, they’ve been pretty successful. They’ve found quite a few stars in this round, especially in the last few seasons.

The jury remains out on last year’s second-round choice, tight end Irv Smith Jr., but he did flash plenty of potential as a rookie and many expect him to be a breakout candidate for 2020. So maybe one day he will make this list.

In the continuation of this ongoing series of the Vikings best and worst choices from each round during the last decade, we will now look at the team’s four best second-round picks since 2010.