50 greatest Minnesota Vikings players from the 2010s

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43: Shamar Stephen – DT

Stephen has never put up monster numbers with the Vikings, but he’s made his presence felt in the middle of the team’s defensive line. As someone who was a seventh-round draft pick, the fact that he’s started 35 games for Minnesota since 2014 should be viewed as an accomplishment.

41: Mackensie Alexander – CB

It took a little while for Alexander to get some serious playing time for the Vikings. But during his last two seasons, he proved why Minnesota spent a second-round pick on him in the 2016 NFL Draft.

40: Sam Bradford – QB

The Vikings gave up a first-round draft selection to acquire Bradford and it didn’t result in the outcome they were hoping for. However, his 71.76 completion percentage is the highest of any Minnesota quarterback with at least 100 pass attempts during the last 10 years.

39: Toby Gerhart – RB

The Vikings felt Gerhart was worth using a second-round pick on in 2010 and it resulted in him only starting six games in his four years with the team. Behind only Adrian Peterson, he did have the second-highest yards per carry average of any Minnesota running back in the last decade though.