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Minnesota Vikings: 5 Reasons Kyle Rudolph Will Be Christian Ponder's Best Weapon
Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The New England Patriots created the blueprint for running a successful two-tight end offense in 2011.

It’s a blueprint the Minnesota Vikings wish to replicate in 2012 with John Carlson and Kyle Rudolph—with an emphasis on Rudolph.

Minnesota hopes that the presence of those two will expedite the development of Christian Ponder—Minnesota’s 2011 first-round pick and quarterback of the future.

Rudolph showed glimpses of the talent that enticed Minnesota to select him with the 43rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, but he didn’t blow anyone away.

If Ponder is to take significant steps forward in 2012, he needs Rudolph.

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