15 greatest Minnesota Vikings draft picks of all-time

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Of all the selections the Minnesota Vikings have made in the NFL Draft since their first season in 1961, which 15 deserve to be ranked as the best?

Each year, the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the teams around the league enter the NFL Draft with the hopes of landing the next superstar.

Since the Vikings have been around for more than 50 years, they’ve had many opportunities to select players in the draft.

Sometimes, Minnesota has been lucky enough to discover a once-in-a-generation type of player. But the Vikings have had plenty of draft picks turn out to be massive disappointments as well.

Then there are even the players who didn’t get drafted that ended up being some of the best players to ever suit up in a Minnesota uniform.

But we’re here to talk about the guys that actually did get picked in the NFL Draft by the Vikings. Going all the way back to their very first season in 1961, which 15 players should be considered among the greatest Minnesota draft picks of all time?