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Unofficial Vikings Depth Chart Update

As far as I can tell, this is what the depth chart for the Minnesota Vikings was on the first day of training camp.

Offensive Depth Chart
QB Teddy Bridgewater Shaun Hill Mike Kafka Taylor Heinicke
HB Adrian Peterson Jerick McKinnon Matt Asiata Joe Banyard Dominique Williams DuJuan Harris
FB Zach Line Blake Renaud
WR1 Charles Johnson Cordarrelle Patterson Gavin Lutman
WR2 Mike Wallace Stefon Diggs Jordan Leslie Isaac Fruechte
WR3 Jarius Wright Adam Thielen Donte Foster
TE Kyle Rudolph Rhett Ellison Chase Ford Mycole Pruitt Brandon Bostick
LT Matt Kalil Carter Bykowski Babatunde Aiyegbusi
LG Brandon Fusco David Yankey Chrishon Rose
C John Sullivan Joe Berger Tom Farniok
RG Mike Harris Phil Loadholt Isame Faciane
RT Phil Loadholt T.J. Clemmings Austin Shepherd
Defensive Depth Chart
RDE Everson Griffen Justin Trattou Danielle Hunter  B.J. Dubose
UT Sharrif Floyd Tom Johnson
NT Linval Joseph Chigbo Anunoby
LDE Brian Robison Scott Crichton Josh Kaddu
SLB Anthony Barr Brandon Watts Edmond Robinson
MLB Audie Cole Eric Kendricks Michael Mauti
WLB Chad Greenway Gerald Hodges Brian Peters
LCB Xavier Rhodes Jabari Price DeMarcus Van Dyke
SS Harrison Smith Andrew Sendejo Anthony Harris
FS Robert Blanton Antone Exum Jr. Shaun Prater
RCB Terence Newman Trae Waynes Marcus Sherels
*SCB Captain Munnerlyn

It’s missing some players obviously, but that’s a combination of the fact that the Vikings didn’t field a “fourth-string” defense and I didn’t catch the rotation there, and some of it is because the Vikings weren’t necessarily showcasing what they had in nickel all that often. This will change throughout the course of camp, but don’t expect to see big changes right away.

The receiver rotation in particular is always tough to tell because they rotate through the receivers very quickly. Just know that Stefon Diggs seems to be ahead of Cordarrelle Patterson, who saw the field at the same time as Adam Thielen a lot. Again, all that can change.

The third-string defense was tough to tell, because they had two groups of CBs taking reps, and I may have misread Josh Kaddu, who is listed as a linebacker but was an edge-rusher for Oregon, play defensive end. Update: Kaddu played linebacker for the shells practice today, throughout the day.

We’re going to see changes with Kendricks, who seems set to start or take significant snaps this year, and some of the cornerbacks. Not listed are Casey Matthews (IR), Davaris Daniels (NFI), Shamar Stephen (NFI) and Josh Robinson (PUP) as well as some players that didn’t get into the rotation when I was looking, like CB Justin Coleman, CB Jalil Carter, CB Josh Thomas, DE Leon Mackey, and DE Caesar Rayford. Update: Justin Trattou took all the second-team DE snaps in shells today, while B.J. Dubose moved around between DE and DT on the second and third teams.

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THebaskett
THebaskett
5 years ago

thanks in advanced for all the sideline snap by snap tweets at Mankato.. its much appreciated by people like me who wish they could attend but live afar..

SamuraiViking
SamuraiViking
5 years ago

Tyrus Thompson is missing, but you have Phil Loadholt listed twice, he’s the only guy listed more than once.

WTFVikesfan
5 years ago

Why don’t you have Yankey at right guard? Zimmer said Yankey is in the mix at right guard.

D
D
5 years ago

Do you have any idea why Coleman isn’t in the CB/NB rotation as much as Van Dyke or Munnerlyn?

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