TE Kyle Rudolph, who is 6 feet 6, 258 pounds, is expected to be a centerpiece in the Vikings' attack considering how frequently offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave uses two tight-end sets, often spreading one wide.
"He looks really good," QB Christian Ponder said of Rudolph. "He's so athletic. He's such a big target. He's got unbelievable hands. He's a guy I feel real comfortable with. He's going to make a lot of plays this year."
Ponder described Rudolph's hands as "freakish." "They're huge. But he's got soft hands," he said. "When he catches the ball, he just plucks it out of the air. It's crazy."