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A Glance At The Vikings’ Depth Chart Pre-Draft

An updated look at the roster after an impactful free agency period

The Minnesota Vikings made some noteworthy roster transactions during last month’s free agency period. After the addition (and subtraction) of many prominent players, let’s take a look at how the roster is shaping up for the 2018 season.

The following projection includes every player currently on the team (63 total players). Please keep in mind it’s still early in the offseason and the depth chart will change significantly after the NFL Draft, which is April 26th – 28th.

  • Head coach – Mike Zimmer
  • Offensive coordinator – John DeFilippo
  • Defensive coordinator – George Edwards
  • Special team coordinator – Mike Preifer


  1. Kirk Cousins (29)
  2. Trevor Siemian (26)
  3. Kyle Sloter (24)

Running back

  1. Dalvin Cook (22)
  2. Latavius Murray (28)
  3. Mack Brown (26)


  1. C.J. Ham (24)

Wide receiver (L)

  1. Adam Thielen (27)
  2. Laquon Treadwell (22)
  3. Kendall Wright (28)
  4. Cayleb Jones (25)

Wide receiver (R)

  1. Stefon Diggs (24)
  2. Stacy Coley (23)
  3. Brandon Zylstra (25)

Tight end

  1. Kyle Rudolph (28)
  2. David Morgan (24)
  3. Blake Bell (26)
  4. Josiah Price (24)

Left tackle

  1. Riley Reiff (29)
  2. Rashod Hill (26)
  3. Dieugot Joseph (24)

Left guard

  1. Nick Easton (25)
  2. Josh Andrews (26)


  1. Pat Elflein (23)
  2. Cornelius Edison (24)

Right guard

  1. Tom Compton (28)
  2. Danny Isidora (23)
  3. Cedrick Lang (25)

Right tackle

  1. Mike Remmers (28)
  2. Aviante Collins (24)
  3. Storm Norton (23)

Left defensive end

  1. Danielle Hunter (23)
  2. Brian Robison (34)
  3. Ifeadi Odenigbo (23)

Nose tackle (DT)

  1. Linval Joseph (29)
  2. Dylan Bradley (23)

Three-technique (DT)

  1. Sheldon Richardson (27)
  2. Jaleel Johnson (23)
  3. Caushaud Lyons (25)

Right defensive end

  1. Everson Griffen (30)
  2. Stephen Weatherly (24)
  3. Tashawn Bower (23)

Strongside linebacker (Sam)

  1. Anthony Barr (26)
  2. Eric Wilson (23)
  3. Antwione Williams (24)

Middle linebacker (Mike)

  1. Eric Kendricks (26)
  2. Kentrell Brothers (25)

Weakside linebacker (Will)

  1. Ben Gedeon (23)
  2. Reshard Cliett (25)

Cornerback (L)

  1. Trae Waynes (25)
  2. Horace Richardson (24)
  3. Marcus Sherels (30)

Cornerback (R)

  1. Xavier Rhodes (27)
  2. Mackensie Alexander (24)
  3. Jack Tocho (22)

Free safety

  1. Harrison Smith (29)
  2. Anthony Harris (26)

Strong safety

  1. Andrew Sendejo (30)
  2. Jayron Kearse (24)

Special teams


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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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  1. Treadwell can not be counted on for 2018 ~ However if the light finally comes on for him in 2018 then great ~ He would give the Vikings a big redzone target ~ However with Kirk taking it on himself to bring some of the guys together now to get some extra work in before training camp sadly I didn’t see Treadwell among them ~ Hopefully he can get some work in with Kirk before training camp ~ Also maybe K. Wright~Murray along with TE’s Rudolph and Morgan can get some work in with Kirk also ~

    I have no idea just how far Cook is in his rehab so I don’t think he will get to work with Kirk until training camp ~

    Here is the link to the photo on instagram of Cousins~Thielen~Diggsand RB Mack Brown

    1. Would love to see Treadwell and Cousins get some work in together and build their timing.

      1. If you want to creep a little closer to counting him out, compare his first two seasons with those of perennial laughing stock, Troy Williamson. Spoiler alert: Williamson blows him away.

        I’ll go ahead and say it. Treadwell is a bust.

  2. For me Treadwell should have, and will be afforded this season to take that step into a legitimate wr. If something hampers this, I would love to see him make the move to te. He’s a great blocker and works very hard. Laziness is a non-factor so it may be time for coaches to think outside the box a bit.

    1. I’m not opposed to the move but I still see him excelling as a WR, just need to give him more targets!