The Vikings are scheduled to make eight selections in the 2017 NFL Draft, including five in the first 129 picks later this month.
Minnesota is scheduled to select from the 48th, 79th, 86th, 121st, 129th, 160th, 199th and 232nd spots. The first round of the draft, which will be hosted by Philadelphia this year, will be Thursday, April 27. The second and third rounds are set for April 28, and rounds four through seven are slotted for April 29.
We recently took a look at the selections that the Vikings have made from those spots. Now, we’ll take a look at the past five players selected from each of those spots, as well as the three players picked before and after those spots in 2016. Lastly, we’ll have a quick recap of notable players whose names have been called at the spots since 1961 with help from pro-football-reference.com.
The Patriots, who struck gold with Tom Brady at 199 in 2000, successfully mined the seventh round in 2009 when they selected Julian Edelman at 232. New England had the pick 25 years ago and tabbed David Dixon, who didn’t suit up for the Patriots, but transitioned to the Vikings in 1994. Dixon started 134 of 152 games in 11 seasons.
Past Five Players Selected at 232
2016: Redskins — ILB Steven Daniels, Boston College (was waived after an injury last August)
2015: Vikings — OLB
2014: Colts — OL Ulrick John, Georgia State (two games with Miami in 2015; three starts with Arizona last season)
2013: Packers — LB Sam Barrington, South Florida (started eight of 22 games with Green Bay; was with Kansas City and New Orleans in 2016)
2012: Seahawks — DE Greg Scruggs, Louisville (14 games with Seattle; four games with Chicago from 2015-16)
3 Before, 3 After in 2016
229. Steelers — WR Demarcus Ayers, Houston
230. Bears — WR Daniel Braverman, Western Michigan
231. Dolphins — TE Thomas Duarte, UCLA
233. Eagles — S Jalen Mills, LSU
234. Raiders — G Vadal Alexander, LSU
235. Jets — P Lac Edwards, Sam Houston State
Vikings/others of interest at 232
2009: Patriots — WR Julian Edelman, Kent State (another late-round New England gem, has 425 receptions for 4,540 yards and 24 touchdowns; has started 59 of 103 regular-season games; has totaled 89 receptions for 1,024 yards and five scores in 15 postseason games and miraculously delivered a pivotal grab in Super Bowl LI)
1995: Vikings — DT Jose White, Howard (did not play for Vikings; appeared in 18 games in two seasons with Jaguars (1997-98)
1992: Patriots — G David Dixon, Arizona State (joined Vikings in 1994; started 134 of the 152 games he played from 1994-2004)
1991: Vikings — RB Gerald Hudson, Oklahoma State (did not play for Vikings)
1986: Vikings — DB Mike Slaton, South Dakota (appeared in one game in 1987)
1980: Vikings — RB Dennis Mosley, Iowa (did not play with Vikings)
1974: Vikings — WR Sam McCullum, Montana State (caught 42 passes for 608 yards and five touchdowns in 38 games with the Vikings from 1974-75 and 1982-83; had 232 receptions, 3,409 yards and 21 scores with Seahawks from 1976-81)
1972: Vikings — G Charles Goodrum, Florida A&M (started 72 of the 95 games he played in seven seasons; appeared in 12 postseason games, including three Super Bowls)
1971: Vikings — RB Tim Sullivan, Iowa (did not play with Vikings)
1965: Vikings — LB Veran Smith, Utah State (did not play with Vikings)
1961: Cardinals — DB Pat Fischer, Nebraska (56 career interceptions with four returned for touchdowns; after playing in 87 games with Cardinals, started 98 of 126 with Redskins; two-time All-Pro; three all-star games)