Vikings Release Week 1 Depth Chart

Eric Kendricks
Dec 17, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings released a depth chart on Tuesday, five days before their Week 1 tryst at the Cincinnati Bengals.

For some reason or another, the Vikings still consider the depth “unofficial,” so keep that in mind.

Notably, D.J. Wonnum seized starting RDE duties. New kick and punt returners are on the horizon. Kellen Mond is the bonafide QB2. And recently acquired Chris Herndon is the TE2 for a while.

Too, one of the world’s great mysteries pertains to what happened to Cameron Dantzler this offseason.

Here’s the rest:



QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Kellen Mond

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Adam Thielen
WR2: Justin Jefferson
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Dede Westbrook

Tight End

TE1: Tyler Conklin
TE2: Brandon Dillon
TE3: Chris Herndon
TE4: Ben Ellefson

Left Tackle

LT1: Rashod Hill
LT2: Christian Darrisaw

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Mason Cole

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Oli Udoh
RG2: Wyatt Davis


Left Defensive End

LDE1: Danielle Hunter
LDE2: Stephen Weatherly
LDE3: Patrick Jones II

Right Defensive End

RDE1: D.J. Wonnum
RDE2: Everson Griffen
RDE3: Patrick Jones II

Nose Tackle

NT1: Michael Pierce
NT2: Armon Watts
NT3: James Lynch

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
3DT2: Sheldon Richardson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Anthony Barr
SLB2: Blake Lynch
SLB3: Ryan Connelly

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Nick Vigil
WLB2: Chazz Surratt


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Bashaud Breeland
CB3: Mackensie Alexander
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: Harrison Hand
CB6: Cameron Dantzler


S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Xavier Woods
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Camryn Bynum

Special Teams


K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Jordan Berry

Long Snapper

LS1: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

KR2: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: K.J. Osborn
PR2: Dede Westbrook
PR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Practice Squad

(RB) Ameer Abdullah
(OL) Zack Bailey
(FB) Jake Bargas
(LB) Tuf Borland
(TE) Zach Davidson
(S) Myles Dorn
(G) Dakota Dozier
(T) Kyle Hinton
(WR) Trishton Jackson
(QB) Sean Mannion
(WR) Myron Mitchell
(CB) Parry Nickerson
(WR) Whop Philyor
(RB) A.J. Rose Jr.
(CB) Tye Smith
(DE) Kenny Willekes

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday along with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).