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Vikings rookies get very varied opportunities

Xavier Rhodes (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings' three first-round draft picks all had very different playing time in the season opener. One was on the field 88 percent of the time for his main role, one 52 percent and the last only 9 percent. They gave their thoughts on their regular-season debuts.

When the Vikings drafted three rookies in the first round of April's draft, it was clear that big things were expected from all three. While their degree of playing time differed greatly, all three first-rounders – Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson – had their own impact on Sunday's game that is expected to expand as the season progresses. It was the middle of the...

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