6 biggest draft steals in Minnesota Vikings history

(Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports) Stefon Diggs
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The Minnesota Vikings have gotten some great value out of the NFL Draft over the years and here are the six biggest steals in franchise history.

The 2023 NFL Draft is approaching at a rapid rate and fans of the Minnesota Vikings are hoping the team is able to select a great player to help take the franchise to the next level when they are on the clock.

Many draft picks don’t work out for teams and end up off the roster in four years or less while others stick around for many years and work their way into the team’s Ring of Honor or even the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Not every great draft pick has to be selected in the top five selections of the draft class. In fact, many great players can slip through the cracks and be a great value for the team that finally picks them.

Let’s take a look at six players who were great draft steals for the Minnesota Vikings over the course of franchise history who the purple and gold got in later rounds that probably shouldn’t have been available when they were on the clock.