50 greatest Minnesota Vikings players from the 2010s

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22: Cordarrelle Patterson – KR/WR

Drafted with a first-round pick by the Vikings in 2013 with the hope that he could just come right in and replace the recently departed Percy Harvin, Patterson could never really figure out a concrete role in Minnesota. Despite his struggles as a wide receiver, he still easily broke the franchise records for career kick return yards and kick return average.

21: Jerick McKinnon – RB

Unexpectedly, McKinnon was thrust into the fire as a rookie after Adrian Peterson was forced to miss 15 games in 2014. It ended up proving to be helpful for the 2017 season when he had to help make up for the Vikings losing Dalvin Cook to a torn ACL. Thanks to McKinnon’s help, Minnesota still finished 2017 with the seventh-most rushing yards in the NFL.

20: Phil Loadholt – OT

Loadholt is the highest-ranking offensive lineman on this list and that should say a lot about the talent of the blockers the Vikings had at their disposal during the last decade. He ended up remaining a starter for his entire Minnesota career before injuries got the best of him in 2015.

19: Antoine Winfield – CB

The last decade certainly didn’t feature the best performances of Winfield’s NFL career. However, he still managed to finish with 101 tackles, 13 pass breakups, and three interceptions in 2011 at the age of 35.