50 greatest Minnesota Vikings players from the 2010s

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14: Brian Robison – DL

Robison wasn’t the most talented member of the Vikings defense during his time with the team, but he was certainly one of the most important. He was able to rack up 48.5 sacks during the last decade, which ranks as the fourth-most of any Minnesota defender.

13: Kyle Rudolph – TE

Through the ups and downs of the Vikings during the last 10 years, Rudolph has been able to keep his role as the team’s top tight end. Believe it or not, no Minnesota player had more touchdown catches in the last decade than the 47 Rudolph managed to haul in.

12: Anthony Barr – LB

As Mike Zimmer’s first-ever draft pick after becoming the head coach of the Vikings, Barr had a lot of expectations to live up to as soon as he put on his purple and gold jersey. He might have not turned into the player some had envisioned when he was drafted, but he still played a vital part in Minnesota’s defense evolving into one of the best in the NFL during the last decade.

11: Linval Joseph – DT

A bit of an under-the-radar free-agent signing when he arrived in 2014, Joseph took his game to another level once he joined the Vikings. No Minnesota defensive tackle accumulated more tackles or tackles for a loss than Joseph did during the last decade.