6 most disappointing Vikings draft picks of the Mike Zimmer era

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6. Teddy Bridgewater – QB

Drafted: First Round (2014)

When it comes to the selection of Teddy Bridgewater being regarded as a disappointment, it’s mostly due to the unfortunate, career-altering injury he suffered during his tenure with the Vikings.

Bridgewater was coming off a 2015 season in which he helped Minnesota make the playoffs and his development during the 2016 offseason appeared to be headed in a great direction. But then he suffered a freak leg injury just prior to the 2016 campaign and his career with the Vikings was never able to recover.

5. Mike Hughes – CB

Drafted: First Round (2018)

The disappointment with the selection of Mike Hughes is similar to Bridgewater in that the cornerback has just dealt with too many injuries in his short career to ever showcase why Minnesota used such a high draft pick on him.

Mike Zimmer raved about Hughes heading into his rookie season and he showed some flashes out on the field during his first few games with the Vikings. But then he suffered a torn ACL midway through his rookie year, and since then, it’s felt like he’s spent more time on the injury list than on the field during his time with Minnesota.