6 most disappointing Vikings draft picks of the Mike Zimmer era

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Which players drafted by the Minnesota Vikings since 2014 failed to live up to their expectations?

In less than two weeks, the Minnesota Vikings will get their first opportunity to make a selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

This is typically an exciting time of the year, thanks to all of the thoughts about who the Vikings could potentially add in the draft. But it’s also a time where we are reminded of the number of bad draft selections Minnesota has made during their history.

Since Mike Zimmer was named the team’s head coach in 2014, the Vikings have made a bunch of great picks in the draft. Guys like Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, Brian O’Neill, Eric Kendricks, Stefon Diggs, and Danielle Hunter are some of the most notable draft selections Minnesota has made since Zimmer was hired.

But the Vikings have also made plenty of whiffs during the draft since 2014. Some have just been terrible, while others have been more disappointing.

We won’t include Minnesota’s 2020 draft picks since it’s still a little too early to evaluate the success of these selections, but which picks made by the Vikings from 2014 to 2019 should be considered the most disappointing?

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