4 Vikings who should immediately be promoted

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Camryn Bynum
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Camryn Bynum, defensive back

For a rookie, Camryn Bynum sure seems to have a nose for the football. He filled in well for Harrison Smith when he wasn’t able to suit up and has filled in well as a situational defensive back when asked.

At the moment, Bynum has played in a little over 19 percent of defensive plays but should be near the top of the coach’s list for players to get involved more often thanks to an ability to patrol the field and close in on plays in a hurry.

Of course, having him fill in when Harrison Smith or Xavier Woods needs a breather is a no-brainer situation to plug Bynum in, but he could also be used in nickel situations much the way they have been using the struggling Mackensie Alexander this year.

No matter how they do it, they need to find a way to get their best players on the field and put them in situations to succeed. Bynum has shown enough flashes in a short time to give the impression that he could be a long-term answer in the secondary, and letting him grow and develop would be huge for him going forward.

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Which players for the Minnesota Vikings do you think deserve to be on the football field more often or even promoted over another player at the moment? Let us know what you think in the comments.