Vikings Drafts 1985-89

Posted Jul 15, 2001

Vikings Drafts 1985-1989

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Players listed in bold made the roster.

(Drafted Alternately 2nd and 3rd)
Apr. 30-May 1, 1985
1 (A) No Choice,
Choice traded to Atlanta for 1st and 3rd Choice in 1985
1 (B) Chris Doleman
Choice from Atlanta
LB Pittsburgh
2 Issiac Holt CB Alcorn State
3 (A) Kirk Lowdermilk C Ohio State
3 (B) Tim Meamber
Choice from Atlanta
LB Washington
3 (C) Tim Long
Choice from San Diego for John Turner
T Memphis State
4 (A) George "Buster" Ryhmes WR Oklahoma
4 (B) Kyle Morrell
Choice from LA Rams for Steve Dils
S Brigham Young
5 Mark MacDonald G Boston College
6 (A) Steve Bono QB UCLA
6 (B) Tim Newton
Choice from LA Raiders for Brad Van Pelt
NT Florida
7 No Choice
Choice traded to Green Bay for Jan Stenerud
8 Nikita Blair LB Texas El Paso
9 Jaime Covington RB Syracuse
10 Juan Johnson WR Langston
11 Tim Williams DB North Carolina A&T
12 Byron Jones DT Tulsa

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(Drafted Alternately
9th,8th,7th,11th and 10th)
Apr. 29-30, 1986
1 (A) Gerald Robinson
Choice from San Diego
DE Auburn
1 (B) No Choice,
Choice traded to San Diego
for San Diego's 1st and 3rd choice in 1986
2 (A) No Choice,
Choice traded to NY Giants for Gary Zimmerman
2 (B) No Choice,
Choice traded to Miami for Anthony Carter
2 (C) No Choice,
Choice traded to NY Giants for for Gary Zimmerman
3 No Choice, Choice traded to San Diego
4 Joe Phillips DT Southern Methodist
5 Hassan Jones WR Florida State
6 Thomas Rooks RB Illinois
7 Carl Hilton TE Houston
8 Gary Schippang T West Chester St.
9 Mike Slaton DB South Dakota
10 Joe Cormier TE/WR USC
11 John Armstrong WR Richmond
12 Jesse Solomon LB Florida State

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(Drafted 16th) Apr. 28-29, 1987
1 (A) D.J. Dozier
Choice from Miami for 1st and 5th choices in 1987
RB Penn State
1 (B) No Choice, Choice traded to Miami
2 Ray Berry LB Baylor
3 Henry Thomas NT LSU
4 Reggie Rutland S Georgia Tech
5 No Choice, Choice traded to Miami
6 Greg Richardson WR/KR Alabama
7 No Choice,
Choice traded to Seattle for John Harris
8 Rick Fenney RB Washington
9 Leonard Jones S Texas Tech
10 Robert Riley T Indiana
11 Brent Pease QB Montana
12 Keith Williams DT Florida

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(Drafted Alternately
19th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th)
Apr. 24-25, 1988
1 Randall McDaniel G ASU
2 (A) No Choice,
Choice to Denver for Denver's
2nd, 4th and 6th choices in 1988
2 (B) Brad Edwards,
Choice from Denver
S South Carolina
3 Al Noga DT Hawaii
4 (A) No Choice,
Choice to New England
along with 11th choice in Rich Gannon trade
4 (B) Todd Kalis Choice from Denver G ASU
5 Darrell Fullington S Miami
6 (A) No Choice, Choice traded to Miami
6 (B) Derrick White Choice from Denver CB Oklahoma
7 Brad Beckman TE Neb-Omaha
8 Joe Cain LB Oregon Tech
9 Paul McGowan LB Florida State
10 Brian Habib DT Washington
11 (A) Norman Floyd
Choice from New England for 9th choice in 1989
S South Carolina
11 (B) No Choice,
Traded to New England in Rich Gannon trade
12 No Choice, Choice traded to NY Giants

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(Drafted 24th) Apr. 23-24, 1989
1 No Choice,
Choice traded to Pittsburgh for Mike Merriweather
2 David Braxton LB Wake Forest
3 John Hunter T BYU
4 Darryl Ingram TE California
5 Exercised in 1988 Supplemental Draft
for Ryan Bethea WR South Carolina
6 Jeff Mickel T Eastern Washington
7 Benji Roland NT Auburn
8 Alex Stewart DE Cal-State Fullerton
9 No Choice,
Choice traded to New England for 11th choice in 1988
10 No Choice, Choice traded to Miami
11 Brad Baxter RB Alabama State
12 (A) Shawn Woodson LB James Madison
12 (B) Everett Ross
Choice from LA Raiders for 11th choice in 1990
WR/KR Ohio State

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