Five Vikings Who Give Value Beyond Their Primary Position

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Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison (40) against the Carolina Panthers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Panthers defeated the Vikings 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

3. Rhett Ellison

Ellison was drafted to be the second-coming of Jim Kleinsasser, and though he hasn’t been quite that dominating as a run blocker, he has shown that he belongs in the NFL as a blocking tight end.

Though Ellison’s greatest value is as an in-line TE, there’s no doubt that he can play fullback if necessary, just like Kleinsasser before him. If the Vikings ultimately move on from Jerome Felton, Ellison’s multi-positional potential will likely be a big factor in making that happen.