Vikings History

Vikings History

Coaching History

Read a quick bio and recap of the various head coaches the Vikings have had throughout the team's history.

Norm Van Brocklin - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 18, 1961...The former quarterback had retired from the NFL following the 1960 season after 12 professional seasons with the Los Angeles Rams (1949-57) and Philadelphia Eagles (1958-60)...”The Dutchman” led the Eagles to the NFL crown in 1960 and was the League MVP...Set an NFL record with 554 passing yards in the 1951 season opener...Threw for 23,611 yards and 173 TDs in his NFL career and played in 10 Pro Bowls...Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971...Coached 84 games with the Vikings with a 29-51-4 record....Went on to coach the Atlanta Falcons from 1968-73...Born March 15, 1926, in Eagle Butte, SD...Died May 2, 1983...Attended the University of Oregon where he was an All-American.

Bud Grant - Named Vikings Head Coach on March 10, 1967...Came to Minnesota following a successful coaching career in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, leading the team to 4 Grey Cup championships and playing in the game 6 times...Coached the Vikings in 281 total games, retiring after the 1983 season only to be coaxed back to coach the team again in 1985 before retiring for good...Led Vikings to Super Bowl IV, VIII, IX and XI...Won 11 Central Division titles and made 12 appearances in the playoffs...Member of both the CFL and Pro Football Halls of Fame...Born May 20, 1927 in Superior, WI...Resides in Bloomington, MN...An avid outdoorsman who travels the world hunting and fishing.

Les Steckel - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 29, 1984...Coached the Vikings for the 1984 season, finishing 3-13...Served as an offensive assistant with the Vikings for 5 seasons prior to taking over head coaching duties...Came to Minnesota in 1979 after working on the San Francisco 49ers staff...Was the youngest Head Coach in the NFL in 1984 at age 38...Born July 1, 1946, in Whitehall, PA...Began his playing career at Kansas as a walk-on, playing 4 seasons for the Jayhawks as a running back...Worked for Senator Robert Kennedy’s campaign as a volunteer following his 1968 graduation...Joined the Marine Corps and served as an infantry Lieutenant, seeing combat in Vietnam...Left the service in 1972 and began his coaching career at Colorado, working with the Buffaloes from 1972-76, the US Naval Academy in 1977 and the 49ers in 1978.

Jerry Burns - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 7, 1986...Served as Vikings offensive coordinator from 1968-85, guiding the team to 4 Super Bowl berths and 11 Central Division titles...Served as Vikings Head Coach 6 seasons, 1986-91...Coached the team in 101 total games, going 52-43 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs...Led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game in 1987, earning upset wins at New Orleans and San Francisco along the way before falling to the Redskins 17-10 in Washington...Won the NFC Central in 1989...Coached in 6 Super Bowls, 4 as Vikings offensive coordinator and 2 as the Green Bay Packers’ defensive backs coach in Super Bowls I and II...Played QB for Michigan on the 1950 Rose Bowl team...Began his coaching career in 1951 at University of Hawaii...Head Coach at the University of Iowa from 1961-65...Born January 24, 1927...Resides in Eden Prairie, MN.

Dennis Green - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 10, 1992...Came to Minnesota after reviving the Stanford University football program, serving as Head Coach from 1989-91, the only Vikings Head Coach to come directly from the college ranks...Coached 171 total games in 10 seasons with the Vikings, leading the team to 4 Central Division titles and the NFC Championship game twice...Vikings made the playoffs 8 of Green’s 10 seasons and the 1998 club set the NFL single-season scoring record at 556 points, averaging 34.8 points per game...An advocate of community involvement, Green initiated Community Tuesdays, which had players active in the Twin Cities on their day off, a concept that spread to the entire National Football League...Born February 17, 1949 in Harrisburg, PA...Named NFL Coach of the Year in 1992 by the Washington Touchdown Club and in 1998 by Sports Illustrated and the Maxwell Club.

Mike Tice - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 10, 2002 after serving as the team’s coach for the final regular season game of the 2001 season...Became the 1st Vikings player to go on and serve as Head Coach...Enjoyed a 14-year NFL playing career as a TE, including 1992-93, ‘95 with the Vikings...Played in 177 career games with Seattle, Washington and Minnesota...Originally signed by Seattle as a rookie free agent QB in 1981...Born February 2, 1959, in Bayshore, NY...Began coaching career with Minnesota Vikings as TE coach in 1996...Coached offensive line from 1997-2001 and added title of Assistant Head Coach in 2001.

Brad Childress - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 6, 2006...Led Vikings to consecutive NFC North titles in 2008-09...Won first game with Vikings over Washington on Monday Night Football...Joined the Vikings after 7 seasons with Philadelphia, working from 2002-05 as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator...Helped guide Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX...Coached at University of Wisconsin from 1991-98...Got first taste of NFL coaching with Indianapolis Colts in 1985...Started coaching career at University of Illinois from 1978-84...Born June 27, 1956 and raised in Aurora, IL.

Leslie Frazier - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 3, 2011 after serving as Interim Head Coach for final 6 games of 2010 season, going 3-3...Currently 16-22 as Head Coach in the regular season...Made his 1st playoff appearance as a head coach in 2012 after going 10-6... Led the team to the biggest single-season turnaround in team history and finished tied for 3rd in Coach of the Year voting...Won 1st game as interim coach at Washington (11/28/10)...Spent 2007-10 as Vikings Defensive Coordinator... The 1st Vikings Head Coach to come from a defensive background...Played for Divison rival Chicago from 1981-86, starting at CB on Bears Super Bowl XX championship team...Joined Bears as a rookie free agent in 1981 from Alcorn State...Entered NFL as assistant coach with Philadelphia in 1999...Began coaching career in 1988 at tiny Trinity College in suburban Chicago, starting the football program from the ground up as the 1st coach in program history...Part of Super Bowl winner with Chicago as a player and Indianapolis as an assistant coach...Born 4/3/59 in Columbus, MS.

Mike Zimmer - Named Vikings Head Coach on January 15, 2014...Went 18-14, including an 11-5 record at TCF Bank Stadium, in his first two seasons as a head coach... A 22-year NFL coaching veteran, had served as a defensive coordinator for the previous 14 seasons for Cincinnati (2008-13), Atlanta (2007) and Dallas (2000-06)...Has been a part of 12 playoff teams in his NFL tenure and teams that have won 8 Division titles...Coached the Cowboys DBs when the team won Super Bowl XXX over Pittsburgh after the 1995 season...His Bengals defenses since 2008 ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in total defense 4 times, climbing to #3 in 2013...Had a top 7 defense 4 of the past 5 seasons with Cincinnati...Before moving to the NFL ranks, spent 15 seasons coaching at the collegiate level where he spent his final 5 seasons in the college ranks as defensive coordinator at Washington State from 1989-93...Was at Weber State from 1981-88 serving as defensive coordinator from 1983-88...Entered the coaching profession at Missouri where he served as an assistant from 1979-80...Played QB and then later LB at Illinois State...Has 3 children, son Adam and daughters Corri and Marki. Adam serves as the Vikings LBs coach. Wife, Vikki, passed in 2009...Born June 5, 1956 in Peoria, IL.

All-Time Vikings Drafts

View each of the Vikings Draft classes from 1961 through present-day.

1961

1...... TOMMY MASON (1st overall), RB, Tulane

2...... RIP HAWKINS (15), LB, North Carolina

3...... FRAN TARKENTON (29), QB, Georgia

4...... CHUCK LAMSON (43), DB, Wyoming

5...... ED SHAROCKMAN (57), DB, Pittsburgh

6...... GERALD BURCH (71), WR, Georgia

7...... ALLEN FERRIE (85), WR, Wagner

8...... PAUL LINDQUIST (99), T, New Hampshire

9...... DAN SHEEHAN (113), T, Tennessee-Chattanooga

10...... DOUG MAYBERRY (127), RB, Utah

11...... JERRY MAYS (141), T, SMU

12...... STEVE STONEBREAKER (155), LB, Detroit

13...... RAYMOND HAYES (169), RB, Central Oklahoma

14...... KEN PETERSON (183), T, Utah

15...... MIKE MERCER (197), K, Arizona State

16...... TED KARPOWICZ (211), RB, Detroit

17...... WILLIE JONES (225), RB, Purdue

18...... BOB VOIGHT (239), T, Los Angeles State

19...... BILL HILL (253), RB, Presbyterian

20...... MIKE McFARLAND (267), QB, Western Illinois

1962

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to New York for George Shaw.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded, along with 11th rounder, to Cleveland for Jim Prestel, Jim Marshall, Dick Grecni,

.... Jamie Caleb, Billy Gault and Paul Dickson.

3...... BILL MILLER (30), WR, Miami

4...... ROY WINSTON (45), LB, LSU

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to New York for Mel Triplett, Bob Schnelker, and B. Schmidt.

6...... LARRY BOWIE (73), G, Purdue

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia in Jerry Reichow trade.

8...... PAUL WHITE (101), RB, Buffalo

9...... MARSHALL SHIRK (114), T, UCLA

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cleveland for Bob Denton.

11...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cleveland along with 2nd rounder in 1962.

12...... GARY FALLON (157), RB, Syracuse

13...... ROGER VAN CLEEF (170), T, SW Oklahoma

14...... PAT RUSS (185), T, Purdue

15...... LARRY GUILFORD (198), RB, Pacific

16...... JOHN CONTOULIS (213), T, Connecticut

17...... RON STALEY (226), WR, Wisconsin

18...... JUNIOR HAWTHORNE (241), T, Kentucky

19...... TOMMY MINTER (254), RB, Baylor

20...... TERRY CAGAANEN (269), RB, Utah State

1963

1...... JIM DUNAWAY (3), DT, Mississippi State

2...... BOBBY BELL (16), LB, Minnesota

3...... RAY POAGE (31), WR, Texas

4...... PAUL FLATLEY (44), WR, Northwestern

5...... GARY KALTENBACH (59), G, Pittsburgh

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cleveland for T. Franckhauser, F. Cox, C. Ferguson and E. Linden.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to New York for Jim Leo.

8...... JIM O’MAHONEY (100), LB, Miami

9...... BOB HOOVER (115), RB, Florida

10...... TERRY KOSENS (128), RB, Hofstra

11...... JOHN CAMPBELL (143), LB, Minnesota

12...... JOHN SKLOPAN (156), RB, Southern Mississippi

13...... DAVE O’BRIEN (171), G, Boston College

14...... RALPH FERRISI (184), RB, Southern Connecticut STate

15...... JOHN MURIO (199), WR, Whitworth

16...... REX MIRICH (212), T, Arizona State-Flagstaff

17...... TOM MUNSEY (227), RB, Concordia

18...... TOM McINTYRE (240), T, St. John’s

19...... FRANK HORVATH (255), RB, Youngstown

20...... MAILON KENT (268), QB, Auburn

1964

1...... CARL ELLER (6), DE, Minnesota

2...... HAL BEDSOLE (19), TE, USC

3...... GEORGE ROSE (34), DB, Auburn

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Chicago for Bill Brown.

4...... TOM KEATING (53), T, Michigan, from NY Giants as part of Hugh McElhenny trade.

5...... JOHN KIRBY (62), LB, Nebraska

6...... BOB LACEY (75), WR, North Carolina

7...... WES BRYANT (90), T, Arkansas

8...... BILL McWATTERS (103), RB, North Texas State

9...... DARRELL LESTER (118), RB, McNeese

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to L.A. Rams for Tom Wilson.

11...... H.O. ESTES (146), G, East Central Oklahoma

12...... WALTER SANDS (159), WR, Texas

13...... RUSS VOLLMER (174), DB, Memphis State

14...... TOM MICHEL (187), RB, East Carolina

15...... MONTE KIFFIN (202), T, Nebraska

16...... CARLTON OATES (215), DE, Florida A&M

17...... JERRY McCLURG (230), DE, Colorado

18...... CARL ROBINSON (243), DT, Prairie View

19...... DICK SCHOTT (258), DE, Louisville

20...... MILT SUNDE (271), G, Minnesota

1965

1...... JACK SNOW (8), WR, Notre Dame

2...... (A) ARCHIE SUTTON (15), T, Illinois, from N.Y. Giants as part of the Hugh McElhenny trade.

2...... (B) LANCE RENTZEL (23), RB, Oklahoma

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Bob Ferguson.

4...... (A) JIM WHALEN (51), WR, Boston College

4...... (B) JIM HARRIS (55), DT, Utah State, choice from Cleveland.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Tom Hall and Bruce Zellmer.

6...... JIM GRISHAM (79), RB, Oklahoma

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Mike Bundra and Larry Vargo.

8...... (A) JOHN HANKINSON (100), QB, Minnesota, from San Francisco for Roy Williams.

8...... (B) JEFF JORDAN (107), DB, Tulsa

9...... FRANK McCLENDON (120), DT, Alabama

10...... JERRY SCHWEIGER (135), T, Superior State

11...... JOHN THOMAS (148), WR, USC

12...... MIKE TILLEMAN (163), DT, Montana

13...... DAVE OSBORN (176), RB, North Dakota

14...... MAX LEETZOW (191), DE, Idaho

15...... PHIL MORGAN (204), RB, East Tennessee

16...... PAUL LABINSKI (219), DT, St. John’s

17...... VERAN SMITH (232), LB, Utah State

18...... RICHARD KOTITE (247), WR, Wagner

19...... ELLIS JOHNSON (260), RB, SE Louisiana

20...... COSMO IACAVAZZI (275), RB, Princeton

1966

1...... JERRY SHAY (7), DT, Purdue

2...... JIM LINDSEY (27), RB, Arkansas

3...... DON HANSEN (42), LB, Illinois

4...... RON ACKS (57), DB, Illinois

5...... (A) DOUG DAVIS (72), T, Kentucky

5...... (B) BOB HALL (76), DB, Brown, from Chicago for Palmer Pyle.

6...... (A) WIBER AYLOR (83), T, S.W. Texas State, from N.Y. Giants for Bill Swain

6...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Mike Bundra and Larry Vargo.

7...... BOB MEERS (106), WR, Massachusetts

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to Baltimore for the rights to Larry Kramer.

9...... RON GREEN (134), WR, North Dakota

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for Gary Lowe.

11...... STAN QUINTANA (162), DB, New Mexico

12...... BOB PETRELLA (181), DB, Tennessee

13...... LARRY MARTIN (195), T, San Diego State

14...... HOWARD TWILLEY (209), WR, Tulsa

15...... HUGH WRIGHT (223), RB, Adams State

16...... JIM WILLIAMS (237), DB, Arkansas

17...... MONROE BEARD (256), WR, Virginia Union

18...... DALE GRECO (270), T, Illinois

19...... JESSE STOKES (284), DB, Corpus Christi

20...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Billy Ray Barnes.

1967

1...... (A) CLINTON JONES (2), RB, Michigan State, from NY Giants as part of the Tarkenton trade.

1...... (B) GENE WASHINGTON (8), WR, Michigan State.

1...... (C) ALAN PAGE (15), DT, Notre Dame.

..... Choice from LA Rams for Hal Bedsole, Tommy Mason and 2nd round draft choice in 1967.

2...... BOB GRIM (28), WR, Oregon State. Choice from N.Y. Giants.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Rams.

3...... EARL DENNY (61), RB, Missouri

4...... ALVIN COLEMAN (87), DB, Tennessee A&I

5...... KEN LAST (115), WR, Minnesota

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Phil King.

7...... BOBBY BRYANT (167), DB, South Carolina

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Dave Tobey.

8...... JOHN BEASLEY (197), TE, California. Choice from Washington.

9...... BILL MORRIS (219), G, Holy Cross

10...... PETE TATMAN (244), RB, Nebraska

11...... BOB TRYGSTAD (271), DT, Washington State

12...... FRED CREMER (296), DT, St. John’s

13...... CHARLES HARDT (323), DB, Tulsa

14...... JIM HARGROVE (348), LB, Howard Payne

15...... JAMES SHEA (375), DB, E. New Mexico

16...... GENE BEARD (400), DB, Virginia Union

17...... DICK WAGONER (427), DB, Bowling Green

1968

1...... RON YARY (1), T, USC, Choice from NY Giants as part of Tarkenton trade.

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Gary Cuozzo.

2...... CHARLIE WEST (33), DB, Texas-El Paso

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Brady Keys.

3...... MIKE McGILL (76), LB, Notre Dame, Choice from Dallas.

4...... MIKE FREEMAN (89), DB, Fresno State

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Washington for Bob Breitenstein.

6...... BOB GOODRIDGE (144), WR, Vanderbilt

7...... (A) OSCAR REED (167), RB, Colorado State, Choice from Atlanta.

7...... (B) LENNY SNOW (171), RB, Georgia Tech

8...... HANK URBANOWICZ (198), DT, Miami

9...... MIKE DONOHUE (225), TE, San Francisco

10...... TOM SAKAL (250), DB, Minnesota

11...... BILL HAAS (279), WR, Omaha

12...... HOWIE SMALL (308), C, Rhode Island

13...... DICK WHERRY (333), WR, Northern State

14...... DON EVANS (360), T, Arkansas AM&N

15...... JIM HAYNIE (387), QB, West Chester State

16...... LARRY KUHARICH (414), DB, Boston College

17...... (A) BOB LEE (441), QB, Pacific

17...... (B) BILL HULL (445), G, Tennessee Tech, Choice from Detroit.

1969

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Gary Cuozzo.

2...... (A) ED WHITE (39), G, California. Choice from N.Y. Giants as a part of Tarkenton trade.

2...... (B) VOLLY MURPHY (43), WR, Texas-El Paso

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Phil King.

4...... MIKE McCAFFREY (95), LB, California

5...... (A) JIM BARNES (106), G, Arkansas, Choice from Atlanta.

5...... (B) MIKE O’SHEA (112), WR, Utah State, Choice from Pittsburgh for Bobby Walden.

5...... (C) CORNY DAVIS (121), RB, Kansas State

6...... MARION BATES (148), DB, Tex. Southern

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Washington along with Marlin McKeever for Paul Krause.

8...... HARRISON WOOD (199), WR, Washington

9...... TOM FINK (225), G, Minnesota

10...... TOM McCAULEY (253), WR, Wisconsin

11...... BRIAN DOWLING (277), QB, Yale

12...... NOEL JENKE (303), LB, Minnesota

13...... JIM MOYLAN (329), DT, Texas Tech

14...... TOMMY HEAD (355), C, S.W. Texas State

15...... EUGENE MOSLEY (381), TE, Jackson State

16...... NO CHOICE, traded to Detroit for 17th choice in 1968.

17...... WENDELL HOUSLEY (433), DB, Texas A&M

1970

1...... JOHN WARD (25), T, Oklahoma State

2...... BILL CAPPLEMAN (51), QB, Florida State

3...... CHUCK BURGOON (77), LB, North Park

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Kent Kramer.

5...... GREG JONES (129), RB, UCLA

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Tony Jeter.

7...... HAP FARBER (181), LB, Mississippi

8...... MIKE CARROLL (206), G, Missouri

9...... GEORGE MORROW (233), DE, Mississippi

10...... STU VOIGT (260), TE, Wisconsin

11...... GODFREY ZAUNBRECHER (286), C, LSU

12...... JAMES HOLLAND (311), DB, Jackson State

13...... ROBERT PEARCE (337), DB, Stephen F. Austin

14...... TOM SPINKS (363), WR, Louisiana Tech

15...... BENNIE FRANCIS (388), DE, Chadron

16...... BRUCE CERONE (417), WR, Emporia State

17...... BRIAN HEALY (441), DB, Michigan

1971

1...... LEO HAYDEN (24), RB, Ohio State

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia as part of Norm Snead trade.

3...... EDDIE HACKETT (76), WR, Alcorn A&M

4...... VINCE CLEMENTS (102), RB, Connecticut

5...... NO CHOICE, Choice traded to Pittsburgh for Kent Nix.

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Norm Snead.

7...... GENE MACK (180), LB, Texas-El Paso

8...... JOHN FARLEY (208), DE, J.C. Smith

9...... TIM SULLIVAN (232), RB, Iowa

10...... CHRIS MORRIS (258), G, Indiana

11...... MIKE WALKER (284), LB, Tulane

12...... REGGIE HOLMES (310), DB, Stout State

13...... BENNY FRY (336), C, Houston

14...... JIM GALLAGHER (362), LB, Yale

15...... JEFF WRIGHT (388), DB, Minnesota

16...... GREG EDMONDS (413), WR, Penn State

17...... KEN DUNCAN (439), P, Tulsa

1972

1...... (A) JEFF SIEMON (10), LB, Stanford, Choice from New England for Joe Kapp.

1...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants as a part of Tarkenton trade.

2...... ED MARINARO (50), RB, Cornell

3...... BART BUETOW (59), T, Minnesota, Choice from Green Bay for the rights to Z. Bratkowski.

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia as part of the Norm Snead trade.

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Denver for Al Denson.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Rams for Ted Provost.

6...... AMOS MARTIN (154), LB, Louisville

7...... BILL SLATER (181), DE, Western Michigan

8...... CALVIN DEMERY (206), WR, Arizona State

9...... CHARLES GOODRUM (232), G, Florida A&M

10...... WILLIE ALDRIDGE (258), RB, Soouth Carolina State

11...... WILLIE McKELTON (284), DB, Southern

12...... BOB BANAUGH (310), DB, Montana State

13...... FRANKLIN ROBERTS (336), RB, Alcorn A&M

14...... MARV OWENS (361), RB, San Diego State

15...... MIKE SIVERT (388), G, East Tennessee State

16...... NEIL GRAFF (414), QB, Wisconsin

17...... DICK SCHMALZ (440), WR, Auburn

1973

1...... CHUCK FOREMAN (12), RB, Miami

2...... JACKIE WALLACE (34), DB, Arizona, Choice from St. Louis in John Gilliam for Gary Cuozzo trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, Traded to NY Giants as a part of Tarkenton trade.

3...... JIM LASH (65), WR, Northwestern

4...... (A) MIKE WELLS (80), QB, Illinois, Choice from Philadelphia in Bill Cappleman trade.

4...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to Kansas City for Mike Eischeid.

5...... BRENT McCLANAHAN (118), RB, Arizona State

6...... (A) DOUG KINGSRITER (139), TE, Minnesota. Choice from New Orleans along with 1974 4th choice for Bob Brown.

6...... (B) FRED ABBOTT (143), LB, Florida

7...... JOSH BROWN (168), RB, S.W. Texas State

8...... CRAIG DARLING (196), T, Iowa

9...... LARRY DIBBLES (221), DE, New Mexico

10...... (A) RANDY LEE (236), P, Tulane, Choice from Philadelphia for Bill Cody.

10...... (B) DAVE MASON (246), DB, Nebraska

11...... GEARY MURDOCK (274), T, Iowa State

12...... ALAN SPENCER (299), WR, Pittsburg State

13...... RON JUST (324), G, Minot State

14...... EDDIE BISHOP (352), DB, Southern

15...... TONY CHANDLER (377), RB, Missouri Valley

16...... LARRY SMILEY (402), DE, Texas Southern

17...... DAVE WINFIELD (429), TE, Minnesota

1974

1...... (A) FRED McNEILL (17), LB, UCLA, Choice from Atlanta along with B. Berry for B. Lee and L. Warwick.

1...... (B) STEVE RILEY (25), T, USC

2...... (A) JOHN HOLLAND (29), WR, Tennessee State. Choice from San Diego along with 3rd choice for

..... C. Jones and C. Gersbach.

2...... (B) MATT BLAIR (51), LB, Iowa State

3...... (A) STEVE CRAIG (64), TE, Northwestern, Choice from San Diego.

3...... (B) SCOTT ANDERSON (77), C, Missouri

4...... (A) MIKE TOWNSEND (86), DB, Notre Dame, Choice from New Orleans as part of Bob Brown trade.

4...... (B) NO CHOICE, traded to Cincinnati for Steve Lawson.

5...... (A) JAMES FERGUSON (120), DB, Stanford, Choice from Denver along with Rod Sherman for Gene

..... Washington.

5...... (B) NO CHOICE. Choice from Los Angeles for Charles Stukes. Choice traded to Philadelphia for Ron Porter.

5. .... (C) Choice traded to Baltimore for Charles Stukes in 1973.

6...... MARK KELLAR (155), RB, Northern Illinois

7...... FRED TABRON (181), RB, S.W. Missouri

8...... BERL SIMMONS (207), K, TCU

9...... SAM McCULLUM (232), WR, Montana State

10...... BARRY REED (259), RB, Peru State

11...... DAVID BOONE (285), DE, Eastern Michigan

12...... RANDY POLTL (311), DB, Stanford

13...... GARY KELLER (337), DT, Utah

14...... ALAN DIXON (363), RB, Harding

15...... KURT WACHTLER (389), DT, St. John’s

16...... JOHN GOEBEL (415), RB, St. Thomas

17...... EARL GARRETT (441), DB, Boston State

1975

1...... MARK MULLANEY (25), DE, Colorado State

2...... ART RILEY (52), DT, USC

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Andy Maurer

4...... (A) HAROLD HENSON (89), RB, Ohio St., Choice from Cincinnati.

4...... (B) BRUCE ADAMS (103), WR, Kansas

5...... ROBERT MILLER (129), RB, Kansas

6...... BUBBA BROUSSARD (155), LB, Houston

7...... HENRY GREENE (181), RB, Southern

8...... JOE HOLLIMON (207), DB, Arkansas State

9...... JOHN PASSANANTI (233), G, Western Illinois

10...... NEIL CLABO (258), P, Tennessee

11...... IKE SPENCER (285), RB, Utah

12...... AUTRY BEAMON (311), DB, East Texas State

13...... MIKE HURD (336), WR, Michigan State

14...... MIKE STRICKLAND (363), RB, E. Michigan

15...... OLLIE BAKKEN (388), LB, Minnesota

16...... TOM GOEDJEN (414), K, Iowa State

17...... ADOLPH BELLIZEARE (441), RB, Penn State

1976

1...... JAMES WHITE (25), DT, Oklahoma State

2...... SAMMY WHITE (54), WR, Grambling

3...... WES HAMLITON (85), G, Tulsa

4...... LEONARD WILLIS (118), WR, Ohio State

5...... (A) STEVE WAGNER (133), DB, Wisconsin. Choice from Atlanta for Oscar Reed.

5...... (B) KEITH BARNETTE (150), RB, Boston College

6...... TERRY EGERDAHL (180), WR/DB, Minnesota-Duluth

7...... LARRY BRUNE (206), DB, Rice

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England along with 6th choice in 1977 for Doug Dumler.

9...... ISAAC HAGINS (262), WR/RS, Southern

10...... BILL SALMON (289), QB, Northern Iowa

11...... STEVE KRACHER (318), RB, Montana State

12...... ROBERT SPARKS (345), DB, San Francisco State

13...... GARY PAULSON (372), DE, Colorado State

14...... JEFF STAPLETON (401), T, Purdue

15...... RON GROCE (428), RB, Macalester

16...... RANDY HICKEL (457), DB, Montana State

17...... DICK LUKOWSKI (484), DT, West Virginia

1977

1...... TOMMY KRAMER (27), QB, Rice

2...... DENNIS SWILLEY (55), G, Texas A&M

3...... TOM HANNON (83), S, Michigan State

4...... NO CHOICE, traded Seattle as a part of Ahmad Rashad trade.

5...... KEN MOORE (138), TE, Northern Illinois

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England for Doug Dumler.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Cincinnati for Orlando Nelson.

8...... CLINT STROZIER (222), S, USC

9...... SCOTT STUDWELL (250), LB, Illinois

10...... DAN BEAVER (278), K, Illinois

11...... KEITH HERTWIG (306), WR, Arizona

12...... JIM KELLEHER (335), RB, Colorado

1978

1...... RANDY HOLLOWAY (21), DE, Pittsburgh

2...... JOHN TURNER (48), CB, Miami

3...... WHIP WALTON (75), LB, San Diego State

4...... JIM HOUGH (100), C, Utah State

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to the NY Giants for Bob Tucker.

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for Nate Allen.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Bill Bradley.

8...... MIKE WOOD (204), K, SE Missouri. Choice from Seattle for Amos Martin and Autry Beamon.

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Jets for Phil Wise in 1977.

9...... MIKE DEUTSCH (240), P, Colorado State

10...... HUGHIE SHAW (272), RB, Texas A&I

11...... RON HARRIS (299), RB, Colorado State

12...... JEFF MORROW (326), T, Minnesota

1979

1...... TED BROWN (16), RB, North Carolina State

2...... DAVE HUFFMAN (43), C, Notre Dame

3...... Forfeited

4...... STEVE DILS (97), QB, Stanford

5...... JERRY METER (129), LB, Michigan

6...... JOE SENSER (152), TE, West Chester St.

7...... BOB WINKEL (181), DT, Kentucky

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to Baltimore for Frank Myers.

9...... BILLY DIGGS (236), WR, Winston-Salem

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Jets for Phil Wise.

11...... BRIAN NELSON (291), WR, Texas Tech

12...... DAVID STEPHENS (317), LB, Kentucky

1980

1...... DOUG MARTIN (9), DT, Washington

2...... WILLIE TEAL (30), CB, LSU, Choice from San Francisco for 2nd and 3rd choice in 1980.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for 2nd round pick in 1980.

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for 2nd round pick in 1980.

3...... BRENT BOYD (68), G/C, UCLA, Choice from New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

4...... DENNIS JOHNSON (92), LB, USC

5...... (A) DOUG PASCHAL (121), RB, North Carolina

5...... (B) PAUL JONES (122), RB, California, from New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

6...... RAY YAKAVONIS (148), DE, East Stroudsburg State

7...... HENRY JOHNSON (174), LB, Georgia Tech

8...... NO CHOICE, traded along with Carl Eller to Seattle for Steve Niehaus.

9...... DENNIS MOSLEY (232), RB/WR, Iowa

10...... KEN BROWN (258), WR/RS, Nebraska

11...... SAM HARRELL (288), RB, East Carolina

12...... THOMAS LANE (315), S, Florida A&M

1981

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Baltimore for two 2nd round and a 5th round choice in 1981.

2...... (A) MARDYE McDOLE (39), WR, Mississippi, Choice from Baltimore for 1st choice in 1981.

2...... (B) ROBIN SENDLEIN (45), LB, Texas

2...... (C) JARVIS REDWINE (52), RB, Nebraska, Choice from Baltimore.

3...... NO CHOICE, to New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

3...... TIM IRWIN (74), T, Tennessee, Choice from New England for Chuck Foreman.

4...... JOHN SWAIN (101), DB, Miami (Fla.)

5...... WENDELL RAY (123), DE, Missouri, Choice from Baltimore.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans in Steve Riley trade.

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami for Jim Langer.

7...... DON SHAVER (184), RB, Kutztown State

8...... WADE WILSON (210), QB/P, East Texas State

9...... NO CHOICE, traded to Seattle for Nick Bebout.

10...... JAMES MURPHY (266), WR, Utah State

11...... WILLIAM STEPHANOS (293), T, Boston College

12...... BRIAN WILLIAMS (320), TE, Southern

1982

1...... DARRIN NELSON (7), RB, Stanford

2...... TERRY TAUSCH (39), T, Texas

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to New Orleans for Tony Galbreath.

4...... JIM FAHNHORST (92), LB, Minnesota

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami for Langer.

6...... GREG STORR (147), LB, Boston College

7...... STEVE JORDAN (179), TE, Brown

8...... KIRK HARMON (206), LB, Pacific

9...... BRYAN HOWARD (233), S, Tennessee State

10...... GERALD LUCEAR (260), WR, Temple

11...... CURTIS ROUSE (286), G, Chattanooga

12...... HOBSON MILNER (318), RB, Cincinnati

1983

1...... JOEY BROWNER (19), DB, USC

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Philadelphia for Charlie Johnson.

3...... WALKER LEE ASHLEY (73), LB, Penn State

4...... MARK RUSH (100), RB, Miami (Fla.)

5...... MARK STEWART (127), LB, Washington

6...... MIKE JONES (159), WR, Tennessee State

7...... CARL LEE (186), DB, Marshall

8...... NORRIS BROWN (213), TE, Georgia

9...... ROD ACHTER (239), WR, Toledo

10...... (A) MELVIN BROWN (255), DB, Mississippi. Choice from L.A. Rams for Ron Yary.

10...... (B) Walter Tate (266), C, Tennessee Stte

11...... BRIAN BUTCHER (298), G, Clemson

12...... MAURICE TURNER (325), RB, Utah State

1984

1...... KEITH MILLARD (13), DE, Washington St.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Houston for Archie Manning.

3...... ALFRED ANDERSON (67), RB, Baylor

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Houston for Dave Casper.

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Raiders for 5th, 7th, and 11th choices in 1984.

5...... ALLEN RICE (140), RB, Baylor, Choice from L.A. Rams.

6...... DWIGHT COLLINS (154), WR, Pittsburgh

7...... (A) JOHN HAINES (180), DT, Texas

7...... (B) LOYD LEWIS (196), G, Texas A & I, Choice from L.A. Raiders.

8...... PAUL SVERCHECK (208), DT, Cal Poly-SLO

9...... KEITH KIDD (235), WR, Arkansas

10...... JAMES SPENCER (268), LB, Oklahoma State

11...... (A) EDGAR PICKETT (295), LB, Clemson

11...... (B) LAWRENCE THOMPSON (308), WR, Miami (Fla.), Choice from LA Raiders.

12...... MIKE A. JONES (321), RB, No. Carolina A&T

1985

1...... (A) NO CHOICE, traded to Atlanta for 1st and 3rd choice in 1985.

1...... (B) CHRIS DOLEMAN (4), LB, Pittsburgh, Choice from Atlanta.

2...... ISSIAC HOLT (30), CB, Alcorn State

3...... (A) KIRK LOWDERMILK (59), C, Ohio State

3...... (B) TIM MEAMBER (60), LB, Washington, Choice from Atlanta.

3...... (C) TIM LONG (66), T, Memphis State, Choice from San Diego for John Turner.

4...... (A) GEORGE “Buster” RHYMES (85), WR, Oklahoma

4...... (B) KYLE MORRELL (106), S, BYU, Choice from LA Rams for Steve Dils.

5...... MARK MacDONALD (115), G, Boston College

6...... (A) STEVE BONO (142), QB, UCLA

6...... (B) TIM NEWTON (164), NT, Florida, Choice from L.A. Raiders for Brad Van Pelt.

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Green Bay for Jan Stenerud.

8...... NIKITA BLAIR (198), LB, Texas-El Paso

9...... JAIME COVINGTON (227), RB, Syracuse

10...... JUAN JOHNSON (254), WR, Langston

11...... TIM WILLIAMS (283), DB, North Carolina A&T

12...... BYRON JONES (310), DT, Tulsa

1986

1...... GERALD ROBINSON (14), DE, Auburn. Choice from San Diego.

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Diego for San Diego’s 1st and 3rd choice in 1986.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants for Gary Zimmerman.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami for Anthony Carter.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants for Gary Zimmerman.

3...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Diego.

4...... JOE PHILLIPS (93), DT, SMU

5...... HASSAN JONES (120), WR, Florida State

6...... THOMAS ROOKS (147), RB, Illinois

7...... CARL HILTON (179), TE, Houston

8...... GARY SCHIPPANG (206), T, West Chester State

9...... MIKE SLATON (232), DB, South Dakota

10...... JOE CORMIER (259), TE/WR, USC

11...... JOHN ARMSTRONG (286), WR, Richmond

12...... JESSE SOLOMON (318), LB, Florida State

1987

1...... D.J. DOZIER (14), RB, Penn State, Choice from Miami for 1st and 5th choices in 1987.

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

2...... RAY BERRY (44), LB, Baylor

3...... HENRY THOMAS (72), NT, LSU

4...... REGGIE RUTLAND (100), S, Georgia Tech

5...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

6...... GREG RICHARDSON (156), WR/KR, Alabama

7...... NO CHOICE, traded to Seattle for John Harris.

8...... RICK FENNEY (211), RB, Washington

9...... LEONARD JONES (239), S, Texas Tech

10...... ROBERT RILEY (267), T Indiana

11...... BRENT PEASE (295), QB, Montana

12...... KEITH WILLIAMS (323), DT, Florida

1988

1...... RANDALL McDANIEL (19), G, Arizona St.

2...... NO CHOICE, to Denver for Denver’s 2nd, 4th, and 6th choices in 1988.

2...... BRAD EDWARDS (54), S, South Carolina, Choice from Denver.

3...... AL NOGA (71), DT, Hawaii

4...... NO CHOICE, to New England along with 11th choice in Rich Gannon trade.

4...... TODD KALIS (108), G, Arizona State, Choice from Denver.

5...... DARRELL FULLINGTON (124), S, Miami

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

6...... DERRICK WHITE (164), CB, Oklahoma, Choice from Denver.

7...... BRAD BECKMAN (183), TE, Nebraska-Omaha

8...... JOE CAIN (210), LB, Oregon Tech

9...... PAUL McGOWAN (237), LB, Florida State

10...... BRIAN HABIB (264), DT, Washington

11...... NORMAN FLOYD (296), S, South Carolina, Choice from New England for 9th rounder in 1989.

11...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England in Rich Gannon trade.

12...... NO CHOICE, traded to NY Giants.

1989

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Pittsburgh for Mike Merriweather.

2...... DAVID BRAXTON (52), LB, Wake Forest

3...... JOHN HUNTER (80), T, BYU

4...... DARRYL INGRAM (108), TE, California

5...... Exercised in 1988 Supplemental Draft for Ryan Bethea, WR, South Carolina.

6...... JEFF MICKEL (163), T, E. Washington

7...... BENJI ROLAND (191), NT, Auburn

8...... ALEX STEWART (219), DE, Cal. State- Fullerton

9...... NO CHOICE, traded to New England for 11th choice in 1988.

10...... NO CHOICE, traded to Miami.

11...... BRAD BAXTER (303), RB, Alabama State

12...... (A) SHAWN WOODSON (331), LB, James Madison

12...... (B) EVERETT ROSS (335), WR/KR, Ohio State, Choice from LA Raiders for 11th choice in 1990.

1990

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... (A) MIKE JONES (54), TE, Texas A&M, Choice from Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... (B) MARION HOBBY (74), DE, Tennessee

4...... ALONZO HAMPTON (104), CB, Pittsburgh

5...... (A) REGGIE THORNTON (116), WR, Bowling Green, Choice from San Diego through Dallas in\

..... Herschel Walker trade.

5...... (B) CEDRIC SMITH (131), RB Florida

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

7...... JOHN LEVELIS (188), LB, C.W. Post

8...... CRAIG SCHLICHTING (214), DE, Wyoming

9...... TERRY ALLEN (241), RB, Clemson

10...... (A) PAT NEWMAN (249), WR, Utah State, Choice from Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

10...... (B) DONALD SMITH (271), CB, Liberty

11...... NO CHOICE, traded to LA Raiders for 12th choice in 1989.

12...... RON GOETZ (324), LB, Minnesota

1991

1...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, traded to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... (A) CARLOS JENKINS (65), LB, Michigan State

3...... (B) JAKE REED (68), WR, Grambling, Choice from Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

4...... RANDY BALDWIN (92), RB, Mississippi

5...... CHRIS THOME (119), C/G, Minnesota

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to L.A. Raiders.

6...... TODD SCOTT (163), S, SW Louisiana, Choice from LA Raiders.

7...... (A) SCOTT REAGAN (179), DT, Humboldt

7...... (B) TRIPP WELBORNE (180), S, Michigan, Choice from LA Raiders.

8...... REGGIE JOHNSON (206), DE, Arizona

9...... GERALD HUDSON (232), RB, Oklahoma State

10...... BRADY PIERCE (259), T, Wisconsin

11...... IVAN CAESAR (286), LB, Boston College

12...... DARREN HUGHES (313), WR, Carson-Newman

1992

1...... NO CHOICE, to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

2...... ROBERT HARRIS (39), DE, Southern. Choice from Seattle in Keith Millard trade.

2...... NO CHOICE, to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

3...... NO CHOICE, to Dallas in Herschel Walker trade.

4...... ROY BARKER (98), DT, North Carolina

5...... ED McDANIEL (125), LB, Clemson

6...... MIKE GADDIS (152), RB, Oklahoma

7...... DAVID WILSON (183), S, California

8...... LUKE FISHER (210), TE, East Carolina

9...... (A) BRAD JOHNSON (227), QB, Florida State, Choice from Tampa Bay in Jimmy Williams trade.

9...... (B) RONNIE WEST (237), WR, Pittsburg State

10...... BRAD CULPEPPER (264), DT, Florida

11...... CHARLES EVANS (295), RB, Clark

12...... JOE RANDOLPH (322), WR, Elon

1993

1...... ROBERT SMITH (21), RB, Ohio State

2...... QADRY ISMAIL (52), WR, Syracuse

3...... (A) JOHN GERAK (57), G, Penn State, Choice from Seattle in Keith Millard trade.

3...... (B) GILBERT BROWN (79), DT, Kansas

4...... ASHLEY SHEPPARD (106), LB, Clemson

5...... EVERETT LINDSAY (133), T, Mississippi

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Washington for George Hinkle and Joe Johnson.

7...... GINO TORRETTA (192), QB, Miami

8...... NO CHOICE, traded to San Francisco for Keith Henderson.

1994

1...... (A) DEWAYNE WASHINGTON (18), CB, North Carolina State. Choice from Denver in G. Zimmerman trade.

1...... (B) TODD STEUSSIE (19), T, California

2...... (A) DAVID PALMER (40), WR/RB, Alabama. Choice from Atlanta in Chris Doleman trade.

2...... NO CHOICE. Compensation choice to Atlanta in Chris Doleman trade.

2...... NO CHOICE. To LA Raiders for 2nd and 4th choices in 1994.

2...... (B) FERNANDO SMITH (55), DE, Jackson State. Choice from L.A. Raiders in exchange of draft picks.

3...... NO CHOICE. To Pittsburgh in Adrian Cooper trade.

4...... NO CHOICE. To Houston in Warren Moon trade.

4...... MIKE WELLS (125), DT, Iowa. Choice from LA Raiders in exchange of draft picks.

5...... SHELLY HAMMONDS (134), CB, Penn State. Choice from Washington in Rich Gannon trade.

5...... NO CHOICE. To Kansas City in Barry Word trade.

6...... ANDREW JORDAN (179), TE, Western Carolina. Choice from Denver in Gary Zimmerman trade.

6...... NO CHOICE. To Pittsburgh in Adrian Cooper trade.

7...... PETE BERCICH (211), LB, Notre Dame

1995

1...... (A) DERRICK ALEXANDER (11), DE, Florida State. Choice from Denver through Atlanta in

..... Chris Doleman trade.

1...... (B) KOREY STRINGER (24), T, Ohio State

2...... (A) ORLANDO THOMAS (42), S, SW Louisiana. Choice from Denver in G. Zimmerman trade.

2...... (B) COREY FULLER (55), CB, Florida State

3...... NO CHOICE. To Houston in Warren Moon trade.

4...... CHAD MAY (121), QB, Kansas State. Choice from Denver for 4th and 6th choices in 1995.

4...... NO CHOICE, traded to Denver.

5...... JAMES STEWART (157), RB, Miami

6...... NO CHOICE, traded to Denver.

6...... JOHN SOLOMON (196), LB, Sam Houston State. Choice from NY Giants in Vencie Glenn trade.

7...... (A) JOSE WHITE (232), DT, Howard

7...... (B) JASON FISK (243), DT, Stanford. Compensatory Selection.

1996

1...... DUANE CLEMONS (16), LB, California

2...... JAMES MANLEY (45), DT, Vanderbilt

3...... MOE WILLIAMS (75), RB, Kentucky

4...... HUNTER GOODWIN (97), TE, Texas A&M. Choice from Arizona in exchange of draft picks.

4...... NO CHOICE. Traded to Arizona in exchange of draft picks.

5...... SEAN BOYD (137), S, North Carolina. Choice from NY Giants in Vencie Glenn trade.

5...... NO CHOICE. Traded to Arizona in exchange of draft picks.

6...... NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Giants in Vencie Glenn trade.

7...... JON MERRILL (223), OL, Duke.

1997

1...... DWAYNE RUDD (20), LB, Alabama

2...... TORRIAN GRAY (49), S, Virginia Tech

3...... STALIN COLINET (78), DE, Boston College

4...... ANTONIO BANKS (113), CB, Virginia Tech

5...... TONY WILLIAMS (151), DT, Memphis

6...... ROBERT TATE (183), WR, Cincinnati

7...... (A) ARTIE ULMER (220), LB, Valdosta State

7...... (B) MATTHEW HATCHETTE (235), WR, Langston. Compensatory Selection.

1998

1...... RANDY MOSS (21), WR, Marshall

2...... KAILEE WONG (51), LB, Stanford

3...... RAMOS McDONALD (80), DB, New Mexico

4...... KIVUUSAMA MAYS (110), LB, North Carolina

5...... KERRY COOKS (144), SS, Iowa

6...... MATT BIRK (173), OT, Harvard

7...... (A) CHESTER BURNETT (208), LB, Arizona

7...... (B) TONY DARDEN (225), CB, Texas Tech, Compensatory Selection.

1999

1. ..... (A) DAUNTE CULPEPPER (11), QB, Central Florida. Choice from Washington in Brad Johnson trade.

1. .... (B) DIMITRIUS UNDERWOOD (29), DE, Michigan St.

2. ..... JIM KLEINSASSER (44), TE, North Dakota. Choice from Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for Jimmy Hitchcock in 1998.

4. ..... (A) KENNY WRIGHT (120), DB, Northwestern St. Choice from Miami for Hunter Goodwin.

4. ..... (B) JAY HUMPHREY (125), T, Texas.

5. ..... CHRIS JONES (169), LB, Clemson. Compensatory Selection.

6. ..... (A) TALANCE SAWYER (185), DL, UNLV. Choice from Tampa Bay through Baltimore for Everett Lindsay.

6. ..... (B) ANTICO DALTON (199), LB, Hampton.

7. ..... NOEL SCARLETT (236), DL, Langston.

2000

1. ..... CHRIS HOVAN (26), DT, Boston College.

2. ..... (A) FRED ROBBINS (55), DT, Wake Forest. Choice from Washington in Brad Johnson trade.

2. ..... (B) MICHAEL BOIREAU (56), DE, Miami (Fla.).

3. ..... DOUG CHAPMAN (88), RB, Marshall.

4. ..... (A) ANTONIO WILSON (106), LB, Texas A&M-Commerce. Choice from Baltimore for Everett Lindsay.

4. ..... (B) TYRONE CARTER (118), DB, Minnesota.

5. ..... TROY WALTERS (165), WR, Stanford.

7. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Cleveland with Stalin Colinet for Jerry Ball in 1999.

7. ..... (B) MIKE MALANO (240), C, San Diego State. Compensatory Selection.

7. ..... (C) GILES COLE (244), TE, Texas A&M- Kingsville. Compensatory Selection.

7. ..... (D) LEWIS KELLY (248), OL, South Carolina State. Compensatory Selection.

2001

1. ..... MICHAEL BENNETT (27), RB, Wisconsin

2. ..... WILLIE HOWARD (57), DT, Stanford

3. ..... ERIC KELLY (69), CB, Kentucky. Choice from New England in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (B) SHAWN WORTHEN (130), DT, TCU.

4. ..... (C) CEDRIC JAMES (131), WR, TCU.

5. ..... PATRICK CHUKWURAH (157), LB, Wyoming

6. ..... CAREY SCOTT (189), CB, Kentucky State

7. ..... BRIAN CRAWFORD (225), T, Western Oregon

2002

1. ..... BRYANT McKINNIE (7), T, Miami (Fla.)

2. ..... RAONALL SMITH (38), LB, Washington State

3. ..... WILLIE OFFORD (70), DB, South Carolina

4. ..... (A) BRIAN WILLIAMS (105), DB, North Carolina State

4. ..... (B) ED TA’AMU (132), G, Utah

6. ..... NICK ROGERS (177), LB, Georgia Tech

7. ..... CHAD BEASLEY (218), DT, Virginia Tech

2003

1. ..... KEVIN WILLIAMS (9), DT, Oklahoma State

2. ..... E.J. HENDERSON (40), LB, Maryland

3. ..... NATE BURLESON (71), WR, Nevada-Reno

4. ..... ONTERRIO SMITH (105), RB, Oregon

6. ..... (A) EDDIE JOHNSON (180), P, Idaho State

6. ..... (B) MICHAEL NATTIEL (190), LB, Florida. Choice from New Orleans for Todd Bouman.

7. ..... KEENAN HOWRY (221), WR, Oregon

2004

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Miami in exchange of draft picks.

1. ..... KENECHI UDEZE (20), DE, USC. Choice from Miami in exchange of draft picks.

2. ..... DONTARRIOUS THOMAS (48), LB, Auburn

3. ..... DARRION SCOTT (88), DE, Ohio State. Choice from Baltimore in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) NAT DORSEY (115), T, Georgia Tech

4. ..... (B) MEWELDE MOORE (119), RB, Tulane. Choice from Miami in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... ROD DAVIS (155), LB, Southern Mississippi

6. ..... DEANDRE’ EILAND (184), DB, South Carolina

7. ..... JEFF DUGAN (220), TE, Maryland

2005

1. ..... (A) TROY WILLIAMSON (7), WR, South Carolina. Choice from Oakland in Randy Moss trade.

1. ..... (B) ERASMUS JAMES (18), DE, Wisconsin.

2. ..... MARCUS JOHNSON (49), G, Mississippi

3. ..... DUSTIN FOX (80), S, Ohio State.

4. ..... CIATRICK FASON (112), RB, Florida. Choice from Washington in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington in exchange of draft picks.

6. ..... C.J. MOSLEY (191), DT, Missouri.

7. ..... ADRIAN WARD (219), CB, Texas-El Paso. Choice from Oakland in Randy Moss trade.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Jets in Sam Cowart trade.

2006

1. ..... CHAD GREENWAY (17), LB, Iowa.

2. ..... (A) CEDRIC GRIFFIN (48), CB, Texas.

2. ..... (B) RYAN COOK (51), C, New Mexico.

2. ..... (C) TARVARIS JACKSON (64), QB, Alabama State. Choice from Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) Traded to Philadelphia for pick 4b and Artis Hicks.

4. ..... (B) RAY EDWARDS (127), DE, Purdue. Choice from Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... GREG BLUE (143), S, Georgia.

6. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia for Artis Hicks.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to San Diego for Toniu Fonoti.

2007

1. ..... ADRIAN PETERSON (7), RB, Oklahoma.

2. ..... SIDNEY RICE (44), WR, South Carolina.

3. ..... MARCUS McCAULEY (72), CB, Fresno State.

4. ..... BRIAN ROBISON (102), DE, Texas. Choice from Tampa Bay in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... AUNDRAE ALLISON (146), WR, East Carolina.

6. ..... RUFUS ALEXANDER (176), LB, Oklahoma.

7. ..... (A) TYLER THIGPEN (217), QB, Coastal Carolina.

7. ..... (B) CHANDLER WILLIAMS (233), WR, Florida International. Choice from Denver in exchange of picks.

2008

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

2. ..... TYRELL JOHNSON (43), S, Arkansas State.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

4. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... (A) JOHN DAVID BOOTY (137), QB, Southern California. Choice from Green Bay in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... (B) LETROY GUION (152), DT, Florida State. Choice from Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

6. ..... (A) JOHN SULLIVAN (187), C, Notre Dame. Choice from Kansas City in exchange of drat picks.

6. ..... (B) JAYMAR JOHNSON (193), WR, Jackson State. Choice from Jacksonville in Troy Williamson trade.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Green Bay in exchange of draft picks.

2009

1. ..... PERCY HARVIN (22), WR, Florida.

2. ..... PHIL LOADHOLT (54), OT, Oklahoma.

3. ..... ASHER ALLEN (86), CB, Georgia.

4. ..... NO CHOICE

5. ..... JASPER BRINKLEY (150), LB, South Carolina.

6. ..... NO CHOICE

7. ..... JAMARCA SANFORD (231), FS, Mississippi.

2010

1. ..... NO CHOICE

2. ..... CHRIS COOK (34), CB, Virginia

2. ..... TOBY GERHART (51), RB, Stanford

3. ..... NO CHOICE

4. ..... EVERSON GRIFFEN (100), DE, Southern Cal

5. ..... CHRIS DEGEARE (161), OT, Wake Forrest

5. ..... NATE TRIPLETT (167), LB, Minnesota

6. ..... JOE WEBB (199), QB, UAB

7. ..... MICKEY SHULER (214), TE, Penn State

7. ..... RYAN D'IMPERIO (237), LB, Rutgers

2011

1. ..... CHRISTIAN PONDER (12), QB, Florida State

2. ..... KYLE RUDOLPH (43), TE, Notre Dame

3. ..... NO CHOICE

4. ..... CHRISTIAN BALLARD (106), DL, Iowa

5. ..... BRANDON BURTON (139), CB, Utah

6. ..... DEMARCUS LOVE (168), OL, Arkansas

6. ..... MISTRAL RAYMOND (170), DB, South Flordia

6. ..... BRANDON FUSCO (172), OL, Slippery Rock

6. ..... ROSS HOMAN (200), LB, Ohio State

7. ..... D'AUNDRE REED (215), DL, Arizona

7. ..... STEPHEN BURTON (236), WR, West Texas A&M

2012

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Cleveland in exchange of draft picks.

1. ..... (B) MATT KALIL (4), T, USC. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

1. ..... (C) HARRISON SMITH (29), S, Notre Dame. Choice from Baltimore for 2 and 4A.

2. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Baltimore for 1C

3. ..... JOSH ROBINSON (66), CB, Central Florida

4. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Baltimore for 1C

4. ..... (B) JARIUS WRIGHT (118), WR, Arkansas. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

4. ..... (C) RHETT ELLISON (128), TE, USC. Compensatory Selection.

4. ..... (D) GREG CHILDS, (134), WR, Arkansas. Compensatory Selection.

5. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 7C and 4th in ‘13

5...... (B) ROBERT BLANTON (139), DB, Notre Dame. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

6. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington for D. McNabb

6. ..... (B) BLAIR WALSH (175), K, Georgia. Choice from Cleveland in the Jayme Mitchell trade.

7. ..... (A) AUDIE COLE (210), LB, NC State

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Tennessee for 6th in ‘13. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

7. ..... (C) TREVOR GUYTON (219), DL, California. Choice from Detroit for 5A.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 5A and 4th in ‘13. Choice from New England in the Randy Moss trade.

2013 (Drafted 23rd)
1. (A) SHARRIF FLOYD (23), DT, Florida.
1. (B) XAVIER RHODES (25), CB, Florida State
1. (C) CORDARRELLE PATTERSON (29), WR, Tennessee. Choice from New England for 2, 3, 4a, 7c.
2. NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
3. NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
4. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
4. (B) GERALD HODGES (120), LB, Penn State.
5. JEFF LOCKE (155), P, UCLA.
6. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Tampa Bay for 6B, 7D
6. (B) JEFF BACA (196), G, UCLA. Choice from Tampa Bay for 6A.
7. (A) MICHAEL MAUTI (213), LB, Penn State.
7. (B) TRAVIS BOND (214), G, North Carolina. Choice from Seattle for Percy Harvin.
7. (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C. Choice from Tennessee for 7B in 2012.
7. (D) EVERETT DAWKINS (229), DT, Florida State.

2014 (Drafted 8th)
1. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Clevlenad for 1B and 5A.
1. (B) ANTHONY BARR (9), LB, UCLA. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.
1. (C) TEDDY BRIDGEWATER (32), QB, Louisville. Choice from Seattle for 2 and 4.
2. NO CHOICE. Traded to Seattle for 1C.
3. (A) SCOTT CRICHTON (72), DE, Oregon State.
3. (B) JERICK McKINNON (96), RB, Georgia Southern. Choice from Seattle for Percy Harvin.
4. NO CHOICE. Traded to Seattle for 1C.
5. (A) DAVID YANKEY (145), G, Stanford. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.
5. (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Carolina for 5C and 7C.
5. (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to Atlanta for 6A and 7A.
6. (A) ANTONE EXUM (182), S, Virginia Tech. Choice from Atlanta for 5C.
6. (B) KENDALL JAMES (184), CB, Maine.
7. (A) SHAMAR STEPHEN (220), DT, Connecticut. Choice from Atlanta for 5C.
7. (B) BRANDON WATTS (223), LB, Georgia Tech.
7. (C) JABARI PRICE (225), CB, North Carolina. Choice from Carolina for 5B.

2015 (Drafted alternately 11th, 13th, 12th)
1. TRAE WAYNES (11), CB, Michigan State.
2. ERIC KENDRICKS (45), LB, UCLA.
3. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for 3b and 6c.
3. (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 3c and 5b.
3. (C) DANIELLE HUNTER (88), DE, LSU. Choice from Detroit for 3b.
4. T.J. CLEMMINGS (110), DE, Pittsburgh.
5. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Atlanta for 5c and 6a. Choice from Buffalo via Tampa Bay for Matt Cassel trade.
5. (B) MyCOLE PRUITT (143), TE, Southern Illinois. Choice from Detroit for 3b.
5. (C) STEFON DIGGS (146), WR, Maryland. Choice from Atlanta for 5a.
5. (D) NO CHOICE. Traded to Miami for Mike Wallace and 7b.
6. (A) TYRUS THOMPSON (185), T, Oklahoma. Choice from Atlanta for 5a.
6. (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Buffalo for 5a and Matt Cassel.
6. (C) B.J. DUBOSE (193), DE, Louisville. Choice from Kansas City for 3a.
7. (A) Austin Shepherd (228), T, Alabama.
7. (B) Edmond Robinson (232), LB, Newberry. Choice from Miami for Mike Wallace trade.

2016 (Drafted 23rd)
1. LAQUON TREADWELL (23), WR, Mississippi.
2. MACKENSIE ALEXANDER (54), CB, Clemson.
3. NO CHOICE, Traded to Miami for 6b, 3rd and 4th (Conditional) in 2017.
4. WILLIE BEAVERS (121), T, Western Michigan.
5. KENTRELL BROTHERS (160), LB, Missouri (160).
6. (A) MORTIZ BÖHRINGER (180), WR, No College. Choice from San Francisco for Gerald Hodges.
6. (B) NO CHOICE, Traded to Miami for 6d (196) and
7a (227). Choice from Miami for 3rd.
6. (C) DAVID MORGAN (188), TE, Texas-San Antonio. Choice from Philadelphia for 6d and 7b.
6. (D) NO CHOICE, Traded to Philadelphia for 6c (196). Choice from Miami for 6b.
7. (A) STEPHEN WEATHERLY (227), LB, Vanderbilt. Choice from Miami for 6b.
7. (B) NO CHOICE, Traded to Philadelphia for 6c.
7. (C) JAYRON KEARSE (244), S, Clemson.

2017  (Drafted 14th/15th)

    1.    NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia for QB Sam Bradford in 2016. 

    2.    (A) DALVIN COOK (41), RB, Florida State. Choice from Cincinnati for 2b and 4c. 

    2.    (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Cincinnati for 2a. 

    3.    (A) PAT ELFLEIN (70), C, Ohio State. Choice from NY Jets for 3b and 5a. 

    3.     (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Jets for 3a. 

    3.     (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for 3d, 4d, and 7e. Choice from Miami for 3rd in 2016.

    3.     (D) NO CHOICE. Traded to San Francisco for 4a. Choice from Kansas City for 4c. 

    4.     (A) JALEEL JOHNSON (109), DT, Iowa. Choice from San Francisco for 3d. 

    4.     (B) BEN GEDEON (120), LB, Michigan. 

    4.     (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to Cincinnati for 2a.

    4.     (D) NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia for 4e and 7c. Choice from Kansas City for 3c. 

    4.     (E) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for 5b and 5c. Choice from Philadelphia for 4c. 

    5.    (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Jets for 3a. 

    5.     (B) RODNEY ADAMS (170), WR, South Florida. Choice from Kansas City for 4e. 

    5.     (C) DANNY ISIDORA (180), G, Miami. Choice from Kansas City for 4e. 

    6.     (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington for 6b and 7a.

    6.    (B) BUCKY HODGES (201), TE, Virginia Tech. Choice from Washington for 6a. 

    7.     (A) STACY COLEY (219), WR, Miami. Choice from San Francisco for 4d.

    7.    (B) IFEADI ODENIGBO (220), DE, Northwestern. Choice from Washington for 6a. 

    7.    (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington for 6b and 7b. Choice from Philadelphia for 4d. 

    7.    (D) ELIJAH LEE (232), LB, Kansas State. 

    7.    (E) JACK T0CHO (245), CB, North Carolina State. Choice from Kansas City for 3c. 

2018  (Drafted 30th)

    1.    MIKE HUGHES (30), CB, UCF.

    2.    BRIAN O’NEILL (62), T, Pittsburgh. 

    3.    NO CHOICE. Traded to Tampa Bay for 4a.

    4.     JALYN HOLMES (102), DE, Ohio State. Choice from Tampa Bay for 3.

    5.    (A) TYLER CONKLIN (157), TE, Central Michigan. Choice from NY Jets for 6a. 

    5.    (B) DANIEL CARLSON (167), K, Auburn. Choice from NY Jets. 

    6.    (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Jets. 

    6.     (B) COLBY GOSSETT (213), G, Appalachian State. 

    6.    (C) ADE ARUNA (218), DE, Tulane. 

    7.    (A) DEVANTE DOWNS (225), LB, California. Choice from NY Jets. 

    7.    (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Seattle. 

Attendance Records

View various Vikings attendance-related records and statistics.

Largest Crowds

HOME
Regular Season
83,518 vs. Pittsburgh, 9/23/13 (Game played in London at Wembley Stadium)
64,482 vs. Green Bay, 11/2/03
64,471 vs. Green Bay, 11/22/98

Postseason
64,060 vs. Atlanta, 1/17/99
64,056 vs. Dallas, 1/9/00

Preseason
63,845 vs. Tennessee, 8/23/02
63,804 vs. Indianapolis, 8/24/01

AWAY
Regular Season
90,608 vs. Washington, 9/11/06
85,360 vs. Dallas, 11/3/13

Postseason 103,438 vs. Oakland
(Super Bowl XI in Pasadena), 1/9/77

Preseason
84,236 vs. Atlanta (at Cleveland), 9/2/67

Smallest Crowds

HOME
Regular Season
13,911 vs. Green Bay, 10/4/87 (Metrodome)
26,728 vs. LA Rams, 11/25/62

Postseason
44,626 vs. St. Louis, 12/21/74
57,353 vs. Washington, 1/2/93 (Metrodome)

Preseason
27,982 vs. LA Rams, 9/10/61
34,367 vs. San Diego, 8/3/96 (Metrodome)

AWAY
Regular Season
12,992 vs. Dallas 9/24/61
14,167 vs. Atlanta, 12/15/85

Postseason
22,961 vs. Dallas (at Miami), 1/5/69
54,593 vs. Washington, 1/15/83

Preseason
4,954 vs. Dallas (at Sioux Falls), 8/5/61

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