Everson Griffen tabbed a breakout star


We're not sure this deserves a ton of reaction, but one Sports Illustrated writer thinks the next defensive breakout star in the NFL will a Viking.'s Andy Benoit writes that defensive end Everson Griffen could have an amazing season.

The fourth-year Vikings defensive end has sensational speed and pliable body control. He can play anywhere along the defensive front. If afforded enough playing time, Griffen will have a 15-sack season.

He said it, not us.

It's an extremely bold prediction considering Griffen isn't even a starter on the Vikings' depth chart. He backs up Jared Allen and Brian Robison.

Griffen had a career best eight sacks last season.

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