Vikings Training Camp 2021: Top 4 takeaways from Day 14

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Adam Thielen
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Veterans playing at a high level

Training camp is a great place for young players to learn their new roles and more established individuals to perfect their craft. Many of the established players on the Minnesota Vikings roster looked impressive.

Will Ragatz of Sports Illustrated talked about some of the standouts from Thursday. Among those listed as havinga  great camp were wide receiver Adam Thielen, linebacker Eric Kendricks, defensive tackle Michael Pierce, and others.

Having a solid group of veteran players on the field will help to establish a floor for the team on offense and defense. Combining established talent with new faces and high-potential young talent is the winning recipe for a successful NFL team.

Fans should also expect similar levels of play from players like Kirk Cousins, Harrison Smith, and Dalvin Cook compared to previous seasons. The stars of this team will carry the weight of stressful situations while the rookies and young players develop their own talents.