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Five Vikings set the rookie record

Jarius Wright (Hannah Foslien/Getty)

While the Vikings are fighting to stay above .500 and in playoff contention, they are doing it with a relatively young starting lineup. Last week marked a franchise record that reflects the contributing youth.

It's an annual April tradition. Vikings finish up draft. General manager appears. Gushing words about the draft class ensue. This year, however, perhaps more than any other, general manager Rick Spielman can feel good about his draft class, from top to bottom. Last week against the Chicago Bears the 2012 Vikings draft class set a franchise record. When Jarius Wright was in the starting lineup at...

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