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.
- Tim Couch- Browns (whoops!)
- Donovan McNabb- Eagles
- Akili Smith- Bengals (double whoops!)
- Edgerrin James- Colts
- Ricky Williams- Saints
- Torry Holt- Rams
- Champ Bailey- Washington
- David Boston- Cardinals
- Chris Claiborne- Lions (???)
- Chris McCalister- Ravens
- 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,