This time last season, fans across Minnesota were begging for the Vikings to pick up a starting cornerback to play opposite of Antoine Winfield. Cedric Griffin just wasn't cutting it.
He'd get burned for the big play too often and seemed to be outmatched on a regular basis.
A few games into the season and people seemed to have forgotten about Griffin.
There was no more lashing out on the Vikings to sign a new cornerback. Then again, no one was really talking about Griffin's play either.
The guy proved throughout the year that he is more than capable of handling an every day spot on the Vikings starting roster.
His explosive hits and physical style of play slowly turned the heads of Vikings fans everywhere.
His biggest match came against the Arizona Cardinals when he was forced to line up against one of the most physical receivers in the NFL today, Anquan Boldin.
Boldin ended up with six catches on the day. Now that may not sound great, but when you take into account that he only had 34 yards, that's fairly impressive.
What's even more impressive is that Boldin averaged eight catches for 94 yards per game with a touchdown.
For a guy that many fans wanted out of Minnesota, he's done very well. He ranked fourth in tackles for all cornerbacks last season with an impressive 91.
He's transforming into one of the best tackling cornerbacks in the NFL.