The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents following the 2012 draft which will give the Vikings plenty of options as they look to revamp their roster from last year.
Chase Baker, DT, Boise State - 6'1 1/2", 290
Derrick Coleman, RB, UCLA - 5'11 1/4", 230
Kevin Cyrille, DE, Florida Atlantic - 6'4", 275
Bobby Felder, CB, Nicholls State - 5'10 1/4", 195
Kamar Jorden, WR, Bowling Green - 6'1 1/2", 210
Eric Latimore, DE, Penn State - 6'6", 275
Tyler Nielsen, LB, Iowa - 6'3 1/2", 240
Ernest Owusu, DE, California - 6'4", 265
Corey Paredes, LB, Hawai'i - 5'10 1/2", 240
Austin Pasztor, G, Virginia - 6'6 3/4", 305
Tydreke Powell, DT, North Carolina State - 6'2 1/4", 310
Terrell Resonno, DT, Missouri - 6'3 1/4", 295
Quentin Saulsberry, C, Mississippi State - 6'2 1/2", 305
Darrion Weems, OT, Oregon - 6'4 3/4", 300
C.C. Whitlock, CB, South Carolina - 5'10", 180
Of the 15, there are a few potential diamonds in the proverbial rough, here are the three that have the best chance to make an impact.
Tyler Nielsen, Linebacker
Nielsen suffered a serious back injury in 2010 which certainly hurt his draft stock, but he is a tough intelligent player that has the potential to slide into a backup role in the Vikings Linebacker corps. He has decent speed for a big linebacker, and recorded 22 solo tackles in eight games last year for Iowa. The key for Nielsen will be proving that he can stay healthy.
Tydreke Powell, Defensive Tackle
Powell was a team captain at NC State and started all 13 games of his senior season. He's a big strong kid that has great upside potential for the Vikings. He would certainly benefit from a year as a backup, or even a practice squad player that would allow him to develop further.
Darrion Weems, Offensive Tackle
Weems doesn't have a chance to crack the left Tackle spot on the Vikings roster with Matt Kalil projected to be the day one starter for the Purple, but he has the flexibility to play on the right side as well.
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