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    Time to step up...

    So we're through 4 rounds of the Vikings draft (barring a trade up). There are some positions where the Vikes could still use some help. Perhaps the draft isn't where they believe they'll get the help. Perhaps it's time for current roster members to step up. My "5 to step up":

    Erin Henderson, LB -- The Vikes haven't drafted for LB depth, and most of the backups on the roster are there for special teams expertise (e.g., Farwell, Onatalu). Erin Henderson was believed to be a steal as a UDFA a couple years' back, and it's now time for him to prove it on the field.

    Drew Radovich, T -- Another supposed steal as a UDFA, I believe he actually spent some time on Indy's practice squad, but now he's back with the Vikes. Time to step up and provide some solid help on the O-line.

    Jaymar Johnson, WR -- This isn't really a position of need, but I've heard long enough of how much potential Johnson has. This should be an "up or out" year for him, where he should see some more time on the field in 4-receiver sets.

    Garrett Mills, TE -- Can he finally stay healthy and provide some play from the TE position? Most certainly an up or out year for him. His practice squad eligibility certainly should be up.

    Letroy Guion, DT -- Only 22, he was raw material but should step up this year and provide more minutes.

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    Re: Time to step up...

    Snicker.

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    Re: Time to step up...

    Snicker? I could have written the same post a couple years' ago about Sidney Rice (pro bowler), Heath Farwell (pro bowler), Ray Edwards, and Cedric Griffin. Good teams develop players, and the Vikes staff has been pretty good at that over the past few years.

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    Re: Time to step up...

    SoDakfan wrote:
    Snicker? I could have written the same post a couple years' ago about Sidney Rice (pro bowler), Heath Farwell (pro bowler), Ray Edwards, and Cedric Griffin. Good teams develop players, and the Vikes staff has been pretty good at that over the past few years.
    Or you could have written it about Marcus McCauley, Greg Blue,Aundre Allison John Booty or Tyler Thigpen......

    I see your point. :lol:

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    Re: Time to step up...

    Yes, exactly why the post was titled "time to step up." It's an up or out type of year for these players, so you hope for the best. I'm still all for going out and getting someone like Faneca, and I don't "expect" these guys to pan out, but it's fair to analyze the existing roster.

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