Predicting 5 Problem Spots for the Minnesota Vikings in 2013

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Predicting 5 Problem Spots for the Minnesota Vikings in 2013
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Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings had an eventful offseason. 

The lead-up to 2013 started with a big splash, when Minnesota traded versatile wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a bevy of draft picks.

The next day,  the Vikings cut veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield, who eventually ended up with Harvin in Seattle.

A couple of days later, Minnesota signed Kansas City castoff Matt Cassel to back up incumbent quarterback Christian Ponder.

A day later, the Vikings made a bigger addition, signing former Packer wideout Greg Jennings as a free agent.

The rest of free agency was relatively quiet for Minnesota. The team retained a few of its own veterans (Erin Henderson, Jerome Felton, Jerome Simpson, Phil Loadholt and others) and signed Seth Olsen away from Indianapolis.

Then came the NFL draft.

The Vikings stole the show at the 2013 draft. As Sports Illustrated's Peter King indicated, the Vikings used a combination of strategies to land three top-flight prospects in the first round. Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson could all end up starting for Minnesota this season.

Even with all of these high-profile moves, the Vikings have roster issues to address before the season starts. The following slideshow predicts five problem spots for the Vikings in 2013.

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