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Bleacher Report writer Erik Frenz has put together a list of players that represent the 'future of the NFL' by position, with a pair of Vikings making the list. Kyle Rudolph is the tight end of the future, and Blair Walsh is the kicker on the list. See the rest of the positions.

  • Quarterback:  Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco)
  • Running Back:  C.J Spiller (Buffalo)
  • Wide Receiver:  Demaryius Thomas (Denver)
  • Tight End:  Kyle Rudolph (Minnesota)
  • Offensive Tackle:  Nate Solder (New England)
  • Offensive Guard:  Kevin Zeitler (Cincinnati)
  • Center:  Mike Pouncey (Miami)
  • 4-3 Defensive End:  Greg Hardy (Carolina)
  • 4-3 Defensive Tackle:  Nick Fairley (Detroit)
  • 3-4 Defensive End:  Muhammad Wilkerson (NYJ)
  • 3-4 Nose Tackle:  Dan WIlliams (Arizona)
  • 4-3 Outside Linebacker:  Lavonte David (Tampa Bay)
  • 3-4 Outside Linebacker:  Justin Houston (Kansas City)
  • Inside Linebacker:  Luke Kuechly (Carolina)
  • Cornerback:  Casey Hayward (Green Bay)
  • Free Safety:  Devin McCourty (New England)
  • Strong Safety:  Reshad Jones (Miami)
  • Kicker:  Blair Walsh (Minnesota)
  • Punter:  Bryan Anger (Jacksonville)

If anyone needs a good punter for their future, it's Jacksonville!