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State of the Franchise: Minnesota Vikings

Breaking down the Minnesota Vikings depth chart heading into the 2022 season by looking at PFF grades and contract situations. Where the team is now, and what they still need to do.
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS COACHING STAFF

HC: Kevin O’CONNELL

OC: Wes PHILLIPS

DC: Ed DONATELL

ST: Matt DANIELS

MINNESOTA VIKINGS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

QB, Kirk COUSINS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 88.2
  • Contract – –.

RB, Dalvin COOK

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 65.8
  • Contract – –.

WR, Justin JEFFERSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 90.1
  • Contract – –.

WR, Adam THIELEN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 74.6
  • Contract – –.

WR, K.J. OSBORN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.9
  • Contract – –.

TE, Irv SMITH Jr.

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 70.0
  • Contract – –.

LT, Christian DARRISAW

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 71.9
  • Contract – –.

LG, Ezra CLEVELAND

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 68.6
  • Contract – –.

C, Garrett BRADBURY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 60.2
  • Contract – –.

RG, Jesse DAVIS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 52.5
  • Contract – –.

RT, Brian O’NEILL

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.7
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

QB: Kellen Mond, Sean Mannion, Nate Stanley

RB: Alexander Mattison, Kene Nwangwu, A.J. Rose Jr.

FB: C.J. Ham

WR: Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Bisi Johnson, Dan Chisena, Myron Mitchell, Blake Proehl, Trishton Jackson

TE: Johnny Mundt, Ben Ellefson, Zach Davidson

LT: Blake Brandel

LG: Wyatt Davis, Kyle Hinton

C: Austin Schlottmann

RG: Chris Reed, Olisaemeka Udoh

RT: Timon Parris

MINNESOTA VIKINGS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Harrison PHILLIPS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 77.4
  • Contract – –.

NT, Dalvin TOMLINSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 74.9
  • Contract – –.

RDE, Jaylen TWYMAN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – n/a
  • Contract – __.

WLB, Danielle HUNTER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 80.8
  • Contract – __.

LILB, Eric KENDRICKS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.9
  • Contract – –.

RILB, Jordan HICKS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.7
  • Contract – –.

SLB, Za’Darius SMITH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 58.9
  • Contract – –.

LCB, Patrick PETERSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 63.0
  • Contract – –.

SS, Harrison SMITH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 77.9
  • Contract – –.

FS, Camryn BYNUM

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 78.3
  • Contract – –.

RCB, Cameron DANTZLER

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 73.8
  • Contract – –.

Bench Depth

LDE: Kenny Willekes, T.J. Smith, Patrick Jones II

NT: Armon Watts, James Lynch, Jullian Taylor

RDE: Janarius Robinson, Jordan Scott

WLB: Chazz Surratt

LILB: Troy Dye, Tuf Borland

RILB: Blake Lynch, Ryan Connelly

SLB: D.J. Wonnum

LCB: Harrison Hand, Chandon Sullivan, Nate Hairston

SS: —

FS: Josh Metellus, Myles Dorn

RCB: Kris Boyd, Parry Nickerson

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: RG (52.5), C (60.2), WR (64.9), RB (65.8)

Expiring contracts:


DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade:

Low PFF grades: SLB (58.9), LILB (59.9), LCB (63.0), RILB (64.7), RDE (n/a)

Expiring contracts:

2022 Draft Picks

Round 1: No. 12 overall
Round 2: No. 46
Round 3: No. 77
Round 5: No. 156 (from Ravens)
Round 6: Nos. 184 (from Jets
Round 6: 191** (from Ravens through Chiefs
Round 6: 192
Round 7: No. 250 (from 49ers through Broncos)

2022 Cap Space

Dream Plan

Low PFFs: RDE (n/a), RG (52.5), SLB (58.9), LILB (59.9), C (60.2)

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

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