EAGAN, Minn. — The 2020 NFL Draft will mark just the second time Minnesota will have had the 132nd overall pick in franchise history.
In 2002, the Vikings selected guard Edward Ta'amu out of Utah. He spent his rookie season on the practice squad and then Injured Reserve and in January signed with the Texans.
What type of player might be within reach this time around when they go on the clock at No. 132 (if Minnesota keeps the pick)?
Vikings.com is taking a look at players drafted at corresponding spots that Minnesota is scheduled to pick from between April 23-25. So far in the series, we've covered picks No. 22, No. 25, No. 58 , No. 89 and No. 105.
In addition to players selected 132nd overall since 2015, we're also taking a look at the players who were selected a pick before and after No. 132 in each draft. We'll also mention a couple of notable names that landed with other teams.
Stats are from pro-football-reference.com.
131. Shaq Mason, OL, NE – has started 70 of 75 regular-season games played with the Patriots; also has played in 12 playoff games, including Super Bowls LI, LII and LIII
132. DeAndre Smelter, WR, SF – played just two games for the 49ers in 2016 after spending 2015 on the practice squad
133. Max Garcia, OL, DEN – played seven games for the Cardinals in 2019 after spending first four NFL seasons in Denver; played sparingly during Denver's run to Super Bowl 50
131. Blake Martinez, LB, GB – started 48 consecutive games for the Packers; in 2018, recorded 155 tackles (97 solo), 3.0 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and two passes defensed; signed with the Giants during 2020 free agency
132. Willie Henry, DT, BAL – played 17 games (three starts) for the Ravens from 2017-18
133. Rashard Robinson, CB, SF – started 15 of 38 games played for the 49ers and Jets
131. Deatrich Wise, DE, NE – recorded a career-high 5.0 sacks during his rookie campaign; in 2019, he had 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble in 14 games
132. Donnel Pumphrey, RB, PHI – earned a Super Bowl LII ring as a rookie with the Eagles in 2017; signed with the XFL's DC Defenders in 2020
133. Ryan Switzer, WR, DAL – has primarily served as a punt and kickoff returner for the Cowboys (2017) and Steelers (2018-19)
131. Kalen Ballage, RB, MIA – in 2019, recorded 74 carries for 135 yards and a career-high three touchdowns
132. Jaleel Scott, WR, BAL – played three games for the Ravens in 2019 after spending his rookie season on Injured Reserve
133. J'Mon Moore, WR, GB – played 12 games for the Packers in 2018, primarily on special teams, before joining the Browns practice squad last season
131. Wes Martin, G, WAS – played nine games, starting five, for Washington in 2019
132. Ugochukwu Amadi, S, SEA – recorded 17 tackles and a fumble recovery in 16 games with the Seahawks
133. Jarrett Stidham, QB, NE – appeared in three games for the Patriots in 2019, completing two of four passes
Others of Interest at 132
2012: Green Bay — DT Mike Daniels, Iowa
Daniels will be a familiar name to Vikings fans, who watched the defensive tackle play against the Vikings several times in his seven seasons (2012-18) with the Packers. In 2019, Daniels left Green Bay but stayed within the division when he signed with Detroit. Over his career, Daniels has played 102 games (72 starts) and totaled 235 tackles (160 solo), 30 sacks, one interception, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
1989: New York Giants – RB Dave Meggett, Towson
Meggett made quite a respectable run, staying on the East Coast for the entirety of his 10-season career. In time with the Giants (1989-94), Patriots (1995-97) and Jets (1998), he contributed as a running back, receiver and special teamer. Meggett led the NFL in punt return yards in each of his first two seasons (582 and 467) and racked up seven touchdowns on punt returns. He totaled 3,708 yards on 349 punt returns and 5,566 yards on 252 kickoffs during his career.
Recent trend at 132
The 132nd pick of the draft has trended toward offensive players; of the past 25 players picked at that spot, 15 have been on the offensive side of the ball. The most-selected position? Offensive linemen and running backs, both of which have been selected five times from that spot.