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The Minnesota Vikings have 25 rookies on their current roster. This includes their nine draft picks and 16 undrafted free agents signed at the conclusion of the draft.
Just to illustrate how tenuous one's position is as an undrafted free agent, the Vikings have already released two players in order to add two others to the roster.
Being drafted by the Vikings has been a pretty good proposition lately. Of the 33 players drafted between 2009 and 2012, 25 of them are currently on the team's roster.
The Vikings also had 10 players see action last season that entered the league as undrafted free agents. Of those 10, seven signed their first contract with the Vikings. The most recent undrafted free agents on the current roster include running back Matt Asiata, linebacker Larry Dean and punt returner Marcus Sherels.
The expectations are for the three first-round picks to not only make the roster, but contribute significantly. After that, the only lock to make the roster at this point is Jeff Locke, the UCLA punter selected in the fifth round.
The most likely draft pick to make the team is Penn State linebacker Gerald Hodges, and that will most likely be as a backup.