Minnesota Vikings: 6 Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2013

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Minnesota Vikings: 6 Players Poised for a Breakout Campaign in 2013
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings are preparing for the 2013 NFL season similar to past years, with rookie minicamp taking place earlier this month and training camp in Mankato soon approaching this summer.

With the excitement of the NFL draft subsiding, we shift our focus to the roster of players poised for a breakout campaign in 2013.

While this year's draft class has the potential to shine in 2013, the criteria for a breakout season requires at least one year of service in the NFL to establish a baseline.

That's not to say that players like Shariff Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson will fly under the radar this upcoming season. They're simply not a focus for this particular review.

Other players excluded from consideration are Adrian Peterson and Jared Allen, who have already had breakout campaigns in their career, setting the bar exceptionally high for a performance exceeding that level.

However, with Peterson's goal of 2,500 yards following a season where he fell nine yards short of breaking Eric Dickerson's rushing record, we may still be in store for something special.

Let's take a look at six players who are ready to have a breakout season for the Minnesota Vikings in 2013.

All player statistics courtesy of NFL.com.

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