Potential breakout players are hard to come by on the Minnesota Vikings mostly because they have one of the best, if not the best, rosters in the league. Nearly every starting job is already set with little competition heading into training camp.
One player the Vikings could see a meteoric rise from is Ben Gedeon, a second-year linebacker out of Michigan. Drafted in the fourth round last year Gedeon started nine games and projects to be the Vikings starting WILL linebacker.
Gedeon made just 15 tackles last year in limited playing time behind free agent addition Emmanuel Lamur and the bevy of Vikings linebackers. This year he’s the guy with limited proven depth at the linebacker position.
Playing next to Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, two of the best linebackers in the league, can only help Gedeon in his second year.