Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/14
The Minnesota Vikings overachieved in 2012 by finishing 10-6 in the regular season after a dismal 3-13 the year before, but a first round playoff loss left a bad taste in their mouths. As they kick off training camp, they hope that 2013 is their return to post season glory. Let's take a look at five key story lines from the off season and the first week of camp.First Round Rookies GaloreThe Vikings traded malcontent wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for a first round pick (25th overall), a seventh round pick and a mid-round selection in 2014. They parlayed that pick into CB Xavier Rhodes and they added DT Sharrif Floyd with their 23rd pick and traded up to 29th to take WR Cordarrelle Patterson to add three key pieces in the first round of the NFL draft.Although Floyd will likely split time on the defensive line, Rhodes and Patterson will likely make an impact as starters in their first season with the Purple. So far in off season workouts and in the first week of ca...
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