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    Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    The Vikings sent out a PDF to all registered season-ticket-holders yesterday with the 2009 Vikings Draft Guide that will be distributed to media members at tomorrow's draft in Winter Park.
    It's *very* cool and chock full of great draft information, including some great Vikings draft history stuff.

    So - I thought I'd peruse it for some good Vikings draft trivia questions!

    Here's Question #1:

    The Vikings have had the #1 overall choice in the draft two times in their history.
    Who are the players taken and in what year?

    *BONUS*
    How did the Vikings acquire the 2nd of those two overall number 1s?

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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    No fair visiting links like this either before you answer.
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    http://www.databasefootball.com/draf...?tm=MIN&lg=nfl
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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    One is 1968 - Ron Yary.
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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    One is 1968 - Ron Yary.
    Correct.
    That's the 2nd one.
    How did the Vikings acquire that pick?

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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    Wasn't that the trade for Tarkenton?
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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    "shockzilla" wrote:
    Wasn't that the trade for Tarkenton?
    Yes, correct.
    That pick was traded by the NY Football Giants in the Tarkenton trade.
    But the Giants were 8-8 in 1967.....how'd they end up at #1?

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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "shockzilla" wrote:
    Wasn't that the trade for Tarkenton?
    Yes, correct.
    That pick was traded by the NY Football Giants in the Tarkenton trade.
    But the Giants were 8-8 in 1967.....how'd they end up at #1?

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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    "BleedinPandG" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "shockzilla" wrote:
    Wasn't that the trade for Tarkenton?
    Yes, correct.
    That pick was traded by the NY Football Giants in the Tarkenton trade.
    But the Giants were 8-8 in 1967.....how'd they end up at #1?

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    Google is your friend :P
    Goodness... in 1967 my mom was finishing up grade school!
    If you're insinuating that I used Google to get that answer, you're wrong - I'm old enough to know that answer.
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    Re: Vikings Draft Trivia - Question #1 - An easy one

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "shockzilla" wrote:
    Wasn't that the trade for Tarkenton?
    Yes, correct.
    That pick was traded by the NY Football Giants in the Tarkenton trade.
    But the Giants were 8-8 in 1967.....how'd they end up at #1?
    So I can move on in my life (and to the next question).

    1.
    1961 - Tommy Mason - #1 overall draft choice
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    1968 - Ron Yary - #1 overall draft choice

    BONUS - the pick was, as Shock said, acquired from the NY Giants in the original Fran Tarkenton trade.
    The Giants, at 8-8 in 1967, ended up with the first pick in the 1968 NFL draft because they voted FOR the AFL-NFL merger, setting aside any conflict issues of sharing the same market with the AFL's New York Jets, and were rewarded the #1 overall pick in the draft as compensation.

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