6 former Vikings draft picks who are (probably) done in the NFL

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Kyle Rudolph - TE

In 2021, Kyle Rudolph was hoping that the grass turned out to be greener when he parted with the Vikings and signed with the New York Giants during the offseason.

However, Rudolph was quickly presented with the reality that his career in the NFL was much closer to ending than he might have previously thought.

The former Vikings second-round pick appeared in 16 games with the Giants in 2021, but he only managed to finish with 26 catches for 257 yards and one touchdown. New York cut Rudolph during the 2022 offseason, and a few months later, he eventually landed a cheap deal with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rudolph's tenure with the Bucs didn't go any better than his lone season with the Giants. With Tampa, the veteran tight end only hauled in three catches for 28 yards and one touchdown in nine appearances.

Rudolph became a free agent back in March, and at 33-years-old, it's hard to imagine he's going to get another opportunity to play in the NFL after his last two seasons went so poorly.