Minnesota Vikings: 5 young players whose stock is rising

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Aug 9, 2015; Canton, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs the ball after making a catch during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

5. Stefon Diggs

If you follow the Vikings then I don’t have to tell you about Stefon Diggs. He’s been the talk of the town since camp started and the buzz is only getting louder as the season approaches.

Diggs wowed in preseason game 1 with a big punt return that came a hair’s breadth from being a TD. Diggs didn’t do anything that big in game 2 but he did show off his slipperiness as a route-runner by faking one poor Tampa Bay defender out of his jock.

This is the kind of tight technique that will ultimately earn Diggs a major role in the offense. He’s ready to be a contributor right now.

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