Using WRs such as the Vikings Sidney Rice and the Dallas Cowboys Miles Austin as examples of breakout players from 2009, NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan recently identified 20 players who are candidates in his mind to have a breakout season in 2010.
And he included another Vikings player in this year’s group.
Vikings S Tyrell Johnson, entering his 3rd season in the NFL, was on Kirwan’s list. Kirwan said Johnson is “still learning the pro game” after being selected in the 2nd round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Arkansas State. But he also said Johnson is an excellent athlete whose already faced a lot of pressure because opposing offenses attack the Vikings via the pass so often.
I found Kirwan’s inclusion of Johnson on this list particularly interesting because of the high volume of emails I’ve received lately from fans who want the Vikings to pursue unrestricted free agent (UFA) S O.J. Atogwe. So I took a more detailed look at the Vikings safety situation – click here to read it.
This entire issue is a good Vikings talker that sparks thoughtful debate and conversation. Fans, what do you think?
Tags: Madieu Williams, Tyrell Johnson
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