Training Camp

Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart UPDATE

The Vikings have been in Mankato less than a week, and fans are already anxious to see where their favorite players sit on the team’s depth chart. After four training camp practices and this morning’s walkthrough session, Mike Zimmer and his coaching staff were expected to make a few changes to the roster, but things appear to be relatively the same as they were on Wednesday.

Thanks to Daniel House at Vikings Corner and Arif Hasan for the quick updates. I expect we’ll see a few changes in 11-on-11 during today’s afternoon practice:

2015 Vikings Depth Chart: Offense

PositionPlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4Player 5Player 6
QBTeddy BridgewaterShaun HillTaylor Heinicke
RBAdrian PetersonJerick McKinnonMatt AsiataDuJuan Harris
FBZach Line
WR1Mike WallaceCordarrelle PattersonJarius Wright
WR2Charles JohnsonAdam ThielenStefon Diggs
TEKyle RudolphRhett EllisonMyCole PruittChase Ford
LTMatt Kalil
LGBrandon FuscoZac Kerin
CJohn SullivanJoe Berger
RGMike HarrisJeremiah Sirles
RTT.J. ClemmingsAustin Shepherd

Right guard is a position to keep an eye on, especially with Tyrus Thompson’s excellent play so far in camp. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner took to the podium this morning and discussed the competition inside, calling Mike Harris’s play “surprisingly good so far.”

Thompson made a few “splash” plays during Wednesday’s practice, but Turner has been impressed with Harris’s pad level and transition from tackle to guard throughout training camp. “He’s going up against good players [and] I think he’s doing well,” Turner said.

2015 Vikings Depth Chart: Defense

PositionPlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4Player 5
LDEBrian RobisonScott Crichton
DTSharrif FloydTom Johnson
NTLinval JosephShamar Stephen
RDEEverson GriffenJustin TrattouDanielle Hunter
SLBAnthony BarrGerald Hodges Jr.Edmond Robinson
MLBAudie ColeEric Kendricks
WLBChad Greenway
LCBTerence NewmanTrae Waynes
SSRobert BlantonAndrew Sendejo
FSHarrison SmithAntone Exum Jr.
RCBXavier RhodesCaptain MunnerlynMarcus Sherels

On the defensive side of the ball, Audie Cole is still the starter at middle linebacker, with Anthony Barr and Chad Greenway joining him in the base defense. When the Vikings switched to a Nickel defense, Luke Inman noted that Barr and Greenway were the two linebackers on the field. Keep an eye on rookie Eric Kendricks at the afternoon practice — he’s performed well in drills, flashing a quick first step and a natural ability to diagnose plays in the backfield. He may not be starting now, but Kendricks has a chance to compete for Cole’s spot.

2015 Vikings Depth Chart: Special Teams

PositionPlayer 1Player 2Player 3Player 4Player 5
PJeff Locke
PKBlair Walsh
LSKevin McDermott
HJeff Locke
PRMarcus SherelsJarius Wright
KRCordarrelle PattersonMarcus Sherels

No changes to the special teams depth chart. Blair Walsh is the Vikings’ kicker for the long-run, and newcomer Kevin McDermott is still taking the majority of first-team reps at long snapper. Stefon Diggs has been making an impression in camp, from his play at receiver to his quick-twitch ability as a punt returner. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Diggs replace Sherels at the position very soon.

Check back this afternoon for updates to the depth chart, and be sure to follow Viking Territory’s coverage of Training Camp on our landing page!


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Austin Belisle

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