15 greatest Minnesota Vikings draft picks of all-time

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Carl Eller – DE

Draft Year: 1964

Draft Selection: Pick No. 6 (First Round)

Just like Bobby Bell, Carl Eller was selected in both the NFL Draft and the AFL Draft after an impressive college career at the University of Minnesota.

Unlike, Bell, however, Eller chose to stick around in the Twin Cities and spend his pro career in a Vikings uniform. He thought he could have a better football career with the Vikings in the NFL and was certainly right about that.

Eller was a dominating defensive end for Minnesota and one of the best pass rushers to ever suit up in purple and gold. He had seven seasons with at least 10 sacks, and his 130.5 career sacks in a Vikings uniform are the most of any player in the history of the franchise.

In 15 years with Minnesota, Eller was a five-time First-Team All-Pro, and he was selected to the Pro Bowl six times. In 2004, he received his gold jacket after getting voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.