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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 | No. 2 Everson Griffen

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 | No. 2 Everson Griffen

#2 | Everson Griffen Number 2 on the list goes to defensive end Everson Griffen. Griffen came off a breakout 2012 season and was expected to be even better in 2013.  While his numbers weren’t as good, he still managed 5.5 sacks, and earned himself a nice new long term deal with the team.  Griffen enters his first season as a starting defensive end, and will be counted on to provide consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Why Everson Griffen’s Performance is so Important Griffen’s performance is extremely important to...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 3 Matt Kalil

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 3 Matt Kalil

#3 | Matt Kalil Number 3 on the list goes to offensive tackle Matt Kalil. Big things were expected from Kalil last year after his Pro Bowl rookie campaign, unfortunately he was hampered by a knee injury that at times made him look average at best. The Vikings have a young quarterback that doesn’t need to be worrying about his blind side in the coming years and will need the comfort of a dominating big man watching his back. Not to mention the Purple still being one of the top running teams in the NFL. Early signs point to Kalil being...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 4 Cordarrelle Patterson

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 4 Cordarrelle Patterson

#4 | Cordarrelle Patterson Number 4 on the list goes to wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.  Patterson really came on in the second half of the 2013 season.  He showed his explosiveness as an all purpose weapon, scoring not just as a receiver but also as a kick returner, and even as a running back.  Patterson finished the season with 45 receptions for 469 yards, and 4 scores.  He added 3 more touchdowns on the ground and two more via kick return demonstrating what a dynamic talent he is. Why Cordarrelle Patterson’s Performance is so...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 5 Xavier Rhodes

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 5 Xavier Rhodes

#5 | Xavier Rhodes Number 5 on the list goes to cornerback Xavier Rhodes.  Rhodes overcame a tough start to his rookie season to finish arguably as the Vikings top cornerback.  Early in the year he was often flagged for pass interference as he was too physical in coverage.  As the season progressed, Rhodes’ technique was much more refined and he started seeing less laundry on the field.  By week 14, Rhodes was playing at a high level and was arguably the Vikings top cornerback, before getting injured and missing the last three games of...

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Where Are They Now? Greg Lewis

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Where Are They Now? Greg Lewis

Wide receiver Greg Lewis may have only spent 2 years with the Vikings but he managed to be apart of one of the most memorable plays in Vikings history (see below). Lewis was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted receiver out of Illinois. After 6 seasons with the Eagles Lewis signed with the Vikings at the start of the 2009 season. While he didn’t play a huge role with the Vikings he was a decent role player and managed to start 2 games and added quality depth. So where is Greg Lewis now? After his final year in 2010 Lewis turned his eyes...

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 6 Middle Linebacker

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Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 6 Middle Linebacker

#6 | Middle Linebacker Number 6 on the list goes to an entire position once again and that is Middle Linebacker. The Vikings have had a rotating door at the middle linebacker position since EJ Henderson broke his leg back in 2010. They’ve had players like Jasper Brinkley and Erin Henderson who have been serviceable.  They’ve also tried young guys like Audie Cole.  While these players have shown flashed, no one has stepped up, grabbed this position and made it their own. Why Middle Linebacker’s Performance is so Important...

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Vikings Rudolph Signs 5 year Extension

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Vikings Rudolph Signs 5 year Extension

The Minnesota Vikings locked up one of their top offensive weapons for an additional 5 years. The former 2nd round pick and can earn up to $40 million total and receives $19.4 million in guaranteed money. Even with up and down play at the quarterback position during Rudolph’s time he has managed to put up good numbers, even nabbing the Pro Bowl MVP. While missed half the year last year with a fractured foot everyone expects big things from the pass catching tight end in the years to come.  A+ to the Vikings front office for getting this...

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Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #7 Sharrif Floyd

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Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #7 Sharrif Floyd

#7 | Sharrif Floyd Number 7 on the list goes to defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. When Floyd slipped all the way to pick 23 in the 2013 NFL Draft, it was looked as an all-out gift for the Vikings and my howls could probably be heard for miles. But during his rookie year he played sparingly behind Kevin Williams and Letroy Guion, and even when he did see the field he was inconsistent and a ghost at times. That said he DID show some bright spots throughout the year getting into the backfield and did just enough to get Vikings fans excited to see...

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Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #8 Kyle Rudolph

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Vikings Who Need to Make an Impact in 2014 #8 Kyle Rudolph

#8 | Kyle Rudolph Number 8 on the list goes to tight end Kyle Rudolph. ** Rudolph recently signed a 5 year extension ** Kyle Rudolph has proven he can be a top tight end in the NFL. The only problem has been his quarterback situation since joining the NFL. It is actually amazing the numbers he has put up with average quarterback play (at best). Whether it is Cassel or Bridgewater in 2014 it will already be a big improvement over Ponder and this could be Rudolph’s best year yet. This could be the best offensive group the Vikings have...

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Early Breakdown of the Vikings Wide Receiver Depth Chart

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Early Breakdown of the Vikings Wide Receiver Depth Chart

Below we breakdown each wide receiver on the current Minnesota Vikings roster. While Jennings, Patterson, and Wright are locks to make the team who will lock down the  final two spots is shrouded in mystery.  Simpson, Thielen, and Rodney Smith will all be competing for pay checks, while the younger guys will all be battling for a place on the practice squad.  It will be a fun battle to watch this preseason. Greg Jennings Jennings had an up and down first year with the Vikings.  That in part, was due to the extremely poor quarterback play he...

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