Minnesota Vikings 2012: Expectations for 2011 Draft Class

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Minnesota Vikings 2012: Expectations for 2011 Draft Class
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The Minnesota Vikings training camp is underway, and the first preseason game is less than two weeks away. There are a lot of questions that need answering this year, and one of the most important ones is how last year's class will perform.

The players entering their second full season have a lot to prove, but can provide the team with some much needed improvement.

The Vikings had ten picks last season, with five of them coming in the sixth or seventh round. As many as six could be starting at the beginning of the season, so they are obviously crucial to the team's success.

With the new CBA in place, each rookie will have the benefit of a full offseason this year after missing most of last year's offseason program.

The team did not have a third round pick in 2011 because of the Randy Moss trade. That pick turned into Patriots back up quarterback Ryan Mallett.

Also, Ross Homan of Ohio State was selected in the sixth round with the 200th overall pick. He didn't end up making the team, as he was among the final cuts made that year. He got signed to Tampa Bay's practice squad for four days before being cut and ultimately retired due to the many concussions he suffered during college.

With these players being such an integral part of the coming season, lets take a look at how each could perform in 2012.

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