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Vikings draft pick history: No. 232

MINNEAPOLIS -- We're concluding our look at the players drafted over the past decade at the spots where the Minnesota Vikings will pick in this year's NFL draft. On Tuesday we come to the Vikings' final pick in the draft, which was acquired from the Miami Dolphins in last month's Mike Wallace trade. The players drafted at No. 232 have largely been out of the league after a couple seasons. There's one particularly notable exception to that rule, however.

232nd overall pick

Positions drafted in last 10 years: 2 DE, 2 OL, 1 WR, 1 DT, 1 LB, 1 RB, 1 DB, 1 TE

2005: New Orleans Saints: Jimmy Verdon, DT, Arizona State -- After playing four games with the Saints in 2005, he signed with the Bengals in 2007 and was allocated to NFL Europa. His career ended in the CFL in 2008.

2006: New York Giants: Gerrick McPhearson, DB, Maryland -- He never played a NFL game after spending part of his rookie year on the Giants' practice squad.

2007: Seattle Seahawks: Steve Vallos, G, Wake Forest -- Entering the league at age 23, Vallos spent his first season on the Seahawks' practice squad, before starting five games the next year in place of the injured Chris Spencer. He started a total of eight games for Seattle, and also played for Cleveland, Jacksonville, Philadelphia and Denver. He was cut by the Titans at the end of training camp last year.

2008: Atlanta Falcons: Keith Zinger, TE, LSU -- After spending 2008 on the Falcons' practice squad, Zinger played 15 games his second year, starting two. The Jets brought him into training camp briefly in 2011, before releasing him in the final round of roster cuts.

2009: New England Patriots: Julian Edelman, WR, Kent State -- Here's the big exception: The Patriots found a go-to receiver in the seventh round for the quarterback they famously took with pick No. 199 back in 2000. It took four years for Edelman, as a part-time slot receiver and punt returner, before he became a favorite target of Tom Brady's, but he's caught 197 passes the last two seasons, and caught nine passes for 109 yards in Super Bowl XLIX, including the game-winning score with 2:02 to go.

2010: Denver Broncos: Jammie Kirlew, LB, Indiana -- One NFL game -- with Jacksonville in Dec. 2011 -- was all Kirlew got in the NFL. Since then, he has spent time playing in the CFL, the German Football League and the Arena League.

2011: Pittsburgh Steelers: Baron Batch, RB, Texas Tech -- A torn ACL ended Batch's rookie season in training camp, and he got just 25 carries for 49 yards in 2012 before the Steelers released him in 2013. But he's got one of the more interesting post-football stories we've seen in this trip through draft history: After retiring, Batch opened an art studio in Pittsburgh, and is the creator of Angry Man Salsa.

2012: Seattle Seahawks: Greg Scruggs, DE, Louisville -- He has played 14 games in three seasons with the Seahawks, seeing time in three last season. The only two sacks of his NFL career came in 2012, when Scruggs played 11 games.

2013: Green Bay Packers: Sam Barrington, LB, South Florida -- Barrington started seven games for the Packers in his second season, taking on a bigger role as an inside linebacker toward the end of the year and playing all but one snap of the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss to Seattle.

2014: Indianapolis Colts: Ulrick John, OL, Georgia State -- A right leg injury landed him on injured reserve at the end of training camp in 2014, meaning John is still looking for his first NFL action as he heads into year 2.