You want to make an NFL roster as a marginal player? Learn how to play more than one position.
Either by design or happenstance, these five Vikings have increased their potential roster value by demonstrating their positional flexibility.
1. Robert Blanton
Robert Blanton played cornerback in college, but was turned into a safety after being drafted by the Vikings. His experience as a corner came in handy when the Vikings found themselves short-handed at that position late in 2013, forcing them to press Blanton into service.
Blanton’s performance at cornerback was suspect at times, but he held up well enough overall to show the Vikings he can play that position in a pinch. Safety will be his spot in Mike Zimmer’s defense, but it doesn’t hurt that he can also play some corner in an emergency situation.