Daunte Culpepper – QB
Draft Year: 1999
Draft Selection: Pick No. 11 (First Round)
During their history, the Vikings have used a draft pick on a quarterback several times. Unfortunately, Minnesota hasn’t had a ton of luck over the years when it’s come to drafting signal-callers.
However, the Vikings made the right choice in the 1999 NFL Draft when they used their first-round pick on former UCF quarterback Daunte Culpepper.
Measuring in at 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds, Culpepper was not built like a typical pro passer. He had the power of a fullback, the speed of a running back, and a cannon of an arm that could launch the ball more than 70 yards down the field.
Culpepper spent seven seasons with Minnesota, and they were easily the seven best years of his NFL career. During his time with the Vikings, he earned three trips to the Pro Bowl, he led the team to a pair of playoff appearances, and he set the franchise record for passing yards and passing touchdowns in a single season.