Why did the Vikings draft Mike Hughes? Look at these highlights
April 27, 2018 — 10:49am
One odd note about the draft: The prevailing wisdom about the Vikings was they'd take an offensive lineman in the first round -- and the one most often associated with them was Will Hernandez, whose team at Texas-El Paso went winless in 2017.
Instead, they opted for cornerback Mike Hughes, who played for the University of Central Florida, which went undefeated and had a parade at Disney World as if the school had won a national championship. (The American Athletic Conference team didn't rate much of a chance at the College Football Playoff, even if UCF managed to finish sixth in the nation after beating Auburn in the Peach Bowl.)
Hughes had four interceptions, broke up 11 passes and had three returns (two kickoffs and one punt) for touchdowns.
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