6 worst Minnesota Vikings first-round picks of the last decade

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The Minnesota Vikings had quite a few first-round picks during the last decade. Who should be regarded as the six worst?

Since 2010, the Minnesota Vikings have picked in the first round of the NFL Draft 12 times. They have been able to find some very good players with those choices and the majority of them have come from the defensive side of the football.

Some of the Vikings’ choices haven’t exactly panned out. Some have been flat out busts, while others just didn’t quite live up to that first-round billing.

A few of these players faltered because of injuries, while a couple were picks Minnesota forced and never should’ve been taken in the first round to begin with.

In this chapter of our ongoing series of the Vikings’ best and worst draft picks of the last decade, we will look at the team’s worst choices from the first round since 2010. These are the picks that Rick Spielman and his scouting staff are still kicking themselves for making.