5 things to know about Vikings rookie CB Cameron Dantzler

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Cameron Dantzler
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He shares a draft spot with a rather famous NFL player of yesteryear

Because Cameron Dantzler fell in the draft lower than initial mock drafts had him positioned on the board, the Vikings were able to select him with the 89th overall pick in April.

That’s the exact spot in which the San Francisco 49ers selected Hall-of-Fame wideout Terrell Owens in the 1996 NFL Draft. Before anyone gets carried away, this does mean Dantzler has a fast-track to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. It’s just merely interesting.

Owens was a five-time FIrst-Team All-Pro during his 15-year career in the NFL. All told, he played for five franchises around the league and he annually pops up on everyone’s radar with statements that indicate he wants to make a comeback. However, he’ll be 47-years-old in December.

For all-time rankings, Owens ranks second in career receiving yards, third in career receiving touchdowns, and eighth in career receptions.

Because he played in the same era as Vikings Hall of Famer Randy Moss, the two were often compared to each other. Owens and Moss played about the same amount of games in their careers and it’s Owens who tops Moss in receiving yards and receptions. But Moss was the more prolific end zone occupant of the two.