Minnesota Vikings and Randy Moss: Deja Vu All Over Again

October 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Randy Moss comes to the Minnesota Vikings with a chip on his shoulder—again.
In 1998, due to a history of off-the-field issues, Moss dropped in the draft.
Moss, who originally signed a letter of intent to play with Notre Dame, was denied enrollment after an incident in high school.
After having to sit out a year, he transferred to Florida State. In his second year, he tested positive for marijuana and was dismissed.
He would end up at Marshall, where in two years he would catch an incredible 54 touchdown passes.
When the Vikings drafted Moss with the 21st pick in the 1998 draft, 19 teams had a chance to select Moss and passed (Cincinnati, with two first-round picks, passed on Moss twice!).
Currently, only six of the 20 players drafted ahead of him are still active in the NFL.
The most notable picks in the 1998 draft include Peyton Manning, taken first by Indianapolis; Ryan Leaf, taken second by Sand Diego; Charles Woodson, fourth by Oakland; Fr...

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