With three first round draft picks, all of whom were deemed to have been grabbed long after they should have been, the Vikings are in a great position to add one or potentially two players to their Rookie of the Year list. Most recently, Randy Moss in ’98, Adrian Peterson in ’07, and Percy Harvin in ’09 won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Before them, the other two Vikings to have earned the award were Chuck Foreman in ’73 and Sammy White in ’76. That is a strong list of names for a candidate like Cordarrelle Patterson to add himself to.
Surprisingly though, as strong of defenses as the Vikings have been able to build in the history of the franchise, they have never once had a Defensive Rookie of the Year. Can players like Floyd, Rhodes or Hodges step up to the challenge and become the first? You decide! Vote for the Viking who you think is the most likely candidate to win Rookie of the Year in 2013.