All you have to do is look at the 2014 Minnesota Vikings and you'll immediately recognize that this isn't the same team that hobbled to a 5-10-1 record a season ago.
For the first time in years, there's been a dramatic shift in the team's culture. Rookie head coach Mike Zimmer has come into this organization and shaken things up.
Make no mistake about it, this is a fresh start for the Vikings.
The sanctuary they called home for years is now nothing but shards of concrete and memories. Instead, this team will venture out into the crisp Minnesota air and play their next two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium.
Thanks to free agency and the draft, the Vikings starting lineup won't look anything like it did last season.
Louisville signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater is poised to take over as the next franchise quarterback, while Zimmer has quietly come up with a way to terrorize his foes in the NFC North—it starts with an abundance of pass-rushers.
Positional battles in camp should reign supreme as long-time veterans have now been put on notice. Here's a look at five guys who will have to compete in the coming months if they want to keep their starting jobs.