Rookie report

Six Vikings rookies, most in franchise history, started last week against Arizona:

Trae Waynes, CB: First-round draft pick made his first career start when Terence Newman moved to safety.

Eric Kendricks, MLB: Second-round pick has four sacks, one shy of team rookie record for linebackers (Dwayne Rudd had five in 1997).

T. J. Clemmings, RT: Fourth-round pick was thrust into starting role after Phil Loadholt’s season-ending injury in the preseason.

Stefon Diggs, WR: Fifth-rounder has 12 catches of 20 or more yards, second best among NFL rookies (Oakland’s Amari Cooper has 13).

Edmond Robinson, LB: Seventh-rounder started in place of injured Anthony Barr.

Anthony Harris, S: Free agent activated from practice squad and thrown into starting lineup because of injuries.

 

Three other rookies also played in the game:

Danielle Hunter, DE: Third-rounder, youngest player in the NFL, has 3½ sacks this season.

MyCole Pruitt, TE: Fifth-rounder has 10 catches for 89 yards this season.

Austin Shepherd, G: Seventh-rounder has played in 11 of the team’s 13 games.