Based on their performance against St. Louis in the Oakland Raiders' 18-3 win over St. Louis on Friday, here are four young players I want to see more of Saturday night at Minnesota.
Can they keep it up?
Linebacker Ben Heeney: The fifth-round pick was terrific against the Rams. He was very active. He flew all over the field. This kid looks like he has a chance to be a rotational player. I want to see if he can continue to show that type of potential.
Defensive lineman Shelby Harris: Harris spent some time on the active roster and the practice squad last season as a seventh-round pick. Harris opened eyes against the Rams. He played with the first unit and was explosive. He had a sack and was often close to the ball. He has a chance to get a lot of playing time.
Can they improve?
Defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr.: The second-round pick struggled some against the Rams. He had his moments in camp, but the Raiders are expecting a lot from Edwards. He needs to flash against the Vikings.
Running back Michael Dyer: The undrafted rookie has been a camp standout and he is competing with veteran Trent Richardson for a backup job. Dyer didn’t have a great game against the Rams with just 11 yards on five carries. He needs to show better in this game.