Throwback! Mel Kiper's '99 Draft Breakdown of UCF Prospect Daunte Culpepper

Always fun to dig back into the archives from time to time and how about this gem?! Daunte Culpepper was a big time question mark for most coming out of "Central Florida" in the late 90's, but it was the Vikings that took a shot on him with the 11th pick in the 1st round. Mel Kiper provides a nice 60-second breakdown of the pros and cons to Daunte's game in the clip attached below.

Looking back at that 1999 NFL Draft, wow, it was LOADED! Check this out.

  1. Tim Couch- Browns (whoops!)
  2. Donovan McNabb- Eagles
  3. Akili Smith- Bengals (double whoops!)
  4. Edgerrin James- Colts
  5. Ricky Williams- Saints
  6. Torry Holt- Rams
  7. Champ Bailey- Washington
  8. David Boston- Cardinals
  9. Chris Claiborne- Lions (???)
  10. Chris McCalister- Ravens
  11. Daunte Culpepper- Vikings (click his name to read an old article on Daunte)

Some other notable names from that draft class: Jevon Kearse, Antoine Winfield, Shaun King, Joey Porter, Martin Gramatica,

Panthers v Vikings

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