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Continued: Mark Craig: Compensatory picks great, but not for Vikings

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 3, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Three of Newsome’s compensatory picks have gone on to make at least one Pro Bowl. And that doesn’t include running back Chester Taylor, a sixth-round pick who became a 1,200-yard rusher with the Vikings.

Overall, it’s been a good 20-year run for compensatory picks. At least outside of Minnesota, where the leader in the clubhouse remains defensive tackle Jason Fisk, a 1995 seventh-rounder who played four seasons (5½ sacks) for the Vikings and 12 years overall.

Cowboys Hall of Fame guard Larry Allen (second round, 1994) was among the first compensatory picks. And he’s not even at the top of a list that includes Hines Ward, Brian Dawkins and Mike Vrabel.

No, that spot has been occupied for some time by a man named Tom Brady, who was quite the sixth-round bonus pick 14 years ago.

Mark Craig • mcraig@startribune.com

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