Minnesota Vikings: 5 young players whose stock is rising

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Aug 15, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) looks on during the second quarter in a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of young players to get excited about, but a few of these young up-and-comers are creating more excitement than the rest. Don’t be surprised to see at least a few of these players starting come opening night in San Francisco.

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A young receiver who is already receiving huge hype. An unsung fullback who may now be the front-runner at his position. An rookie being thrust into the spotlight due to a veteran’s unfortunate injury. A second-year defensive back who may be ready to take on a much bigger role. And last but not least, a hyper-active rookie linebacker who is improving with each passing game.

Let’s run down these five exciting young talents.

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