Minnesota Vikings: Five players whose stock is on the rise

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Aug 15, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes (26) looks on prior to a preseason NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Which Vikings players’ stock is on the rise after three games?

These five players are on a definite uptick coming out of the San Diego game.

A lot of Vikings played well against the Chargers but these five men made a particularly strong impression for one reason for another.

Not all of these five put up huge stats but they all made a contribution and proved that they will – or should – be a big part of the Vikings’ game plan.

First up, a wily backup offensive lineman who struggled early in the season but has been a big part of the team’s offensive success the past two weeks:

Next: An offensive lineman