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, 120th, 128th, 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 Vikings tabbed linebacker Kentrell Brothers with the 160th overall pick of 2016. Brothers contributed primarily on special teams as a rookie. Two players previously picked at 160 include guard David Diehl, who was part of two Super Bowl winning teams with the New York Giants, and tight end Frank Wycheck, a three-time Pro Bowl selection who executed the famous lateral to Kevin Dyson in the "Music City Miracle" in the 1999 AFC Playoffs.
Past Five Players Selected at 160
2016: Vikings — LB Kentrell Brothers, Missouri (appeared in nine games as a rookie and recorded nine tackles on special teams, which tied for third-most on team)
2015: Steelers — TE Jesse James, Penn State (started 13 of 16 games in his second season, catching 39 passes for 338 yards and three scores)
2014: Cardinals — DE Ed Stinson, Alabama (has started five of 29 games played)
2013: Rams — RB Zac Stacy, Vanderbilt (after 973 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie, slid down Rams depth chart; appeared in eight games with Jets in 2015)
2012: Browns — G Ryan Miller, Colorado (appeared in eight games in 2012)
3 Before, 3 After in 2016
- Titans — CB LeShaun Sims, Southern Utah
- Jets — T Brandon Shell, South Carolina
- Texans — S K.J. Dillon, West Virginia
- Bengals — G Christian Westerman, Arizona State
- Chiefs — QB Kevin Hogan, Stanford
- Packers — WR Trevor Davis, California
Vikings/others of interest at 160
2003: Giants — G David Diehl, Illinois (started 160 of 164 games; one Pro Bowl; member of two Super Bowl winners)
1993: Redskins — TE Frank Wycheck (three-time Pro Bowler with Tennessee who totaled 505 receptions for 5,126 yards and 28 touchdowns)
1976: Saints — G Terry Stieve (started 98 of 113 games with New Orleans and the St. Louis Cardinals)
1971: Bills — WR Bob Chandler, Southern Cal (370 catches, 5,243 yards, 48 touchdowns in nine seasons with Buffalo and three with the Raiders)