Minnesota Vikings: 5 Top Free Agents Who Fit the System

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Minnesota Vikings: 5 Top Free Agents Who Fit the System
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The Minnesota Vikings are in dire need of some personnel changes before they enter the 2012 season. Before they can even think about the 2012 draft, they must first consider how they can address their weaknesses through free agency.

When a team drafts a specific player, it does endless hours of research on a player to find out if he can fit the system for what the team needs him to do. Can he run the right kind of routes? Can he run block or pass protect better? Is he better under center or in the shotgun?

These are all questions that get asked about a given prospect before a team even thinks about drafting a player.

Of course, the same scrutiny is—and should be—applied when examining potential free agents to sign as well.

While every team in the NFL goes through this process—some more successfully than others—many analysts overlook the simplest of details when trying to predict what free agents will land wherever they may.

Here's a look at five free agents that already fit the system of what the Vikings do.

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