Per PFF, the Vikings Top Players of 2021

Dec 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) looks on before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Finishing out the 2021 season in a year-end summary, these are the Minnesota Vikings grades from best to worst per Pro Football Focus.

Of note, the only players listed are those who qualify for PFF’s minimum snaps.

1. WR – Justin Jefferson (90.1)

2. QB – Kirk Cousins (88.2)

3. EDGE – Danielle Hunter (80.8)

4. S – Harrison Smith (77.9)

5. DT – Dalvin Tomlinson (74.9)

6. WR – Adam Thielen (74.5)

7. RT – Brian O’Neill (73.7)

8. CB – Cameron Dantzler (72.4)

9. LT – Christian Darrisaw (71.8)

10. FB – C.J. Ham (70.5)

11. OL – Mason Cole (69.5)

12. LG – Ezra Cleveland (68.1)

13. TE – Tyler Conklin (66.7)

14. S – Xavier Woods (66.7)

15. RB – Dalvin Cook (65.6)

16. WR – K.J. Osborn (64.8)

17. LB – Anthony Barr (64.2)

18. EDGE – Everson Griffen (63.7)

19. CB – Patrick Peterson (63.0)

T-20. DT – Sheldon Richardson (62.0)

T-20. DT – Armon Watts (62.0)

22. RB – Alexander Mattison (61.2)

23. C – Garrett Bradbury (60.2)

24. LB – Eric Kendricks (58.8)

25. RG – Oli Udoh (54.7)

26. EDGE – D.J. Wonnum (50.3)

27. DT – James Lynch (49.4)

28. LT – Rashod Hill (42.5)

29. LB – Nick Vigil (41.3)

30. CB – Mackensie Alexander (40.2)

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 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).