Player No. 4
Aaron Dykes - RB
Aaron Dykes was an undrafted rookie that the Vikings signed during the preseason. He came in and looked pretty good.
Dykes showed burst and wiggle as a kick returner. As a runner, he was decisive, with good speed and vision. Dykes also displayed soft hands as a receiver and really looked much better than the team's seventh-round choice DeWayne McBride.
Some even went as far as saying Dykes should be the young back that the team keeps. The fact he came in so late in the game and looked so comfortable in the offense so quickly should have spoke volumes for his potential.
Instead, Minnesota stuck with their seventh-round draft pick, who did improve as the preseason wore on. Dykes is currently unsigned after being released, but he should get an opportunity soon.
When he does, it wouldn't be surprising to see him quickly impress as a practice squadder, then work his way onto special teams, and eventually become a part of a team's offense.
If that does come to pass, the Vikings could end up kicking themselves for letting this guy go.