The Minnesota Vikings have had some very questionable draft picks, and although Adrian Peterson fell into their laps, running back has been an area where they have struggled to find talent. Whether they picked talent and skipped over others, or the guy just ended up doing stupid stuff, this list will make you wonder what if…
5. Onterrio Smith
Smith was taken in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. After being drafted by the Vikings he shaved S.O.D. into his head, claiming he was the steal of the draft. All he really stole though was money from the Vikings! In his two years on the team Smith rushed for a total of 1123 yards and seven touchdowns. Then came the Whizzinator! Smith would eventually be suspended for the entire 2005 season for his third violation of the leagues substance abuse policy.
4. Clint Jones
Clint Jones? Haven’t heard of him? Don’t worry, I’m sure you’re not alone. Jones was the second overall pick in the 1967 draft. In his six years with the Vikings Jones had just under 2500 total yards and 19 rushing touchdowns. Besides the bad stats, the main reason Jones was such a bad pick was that the Vikings passed up Floyd Little. That is a name you should all know, especially since he was inducted in to the Hall of Fame in 2010.