The 2022 Vikings Pre-Draft Depth Chart

The 2022 Vikings Pre-Draft Depth Chart
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The 2022 NFL Draft is three weeks away, and the Minnesota Vikings will add around eight players from that event, with undrafted free agents to sign thereafter.

In varying degrees, the Vikings need depth at cornerback, EDGE rusher, interior offensive line, safety, and linebacker.

Here is the team’s unofficial depth chart as of April 7th, 2022.

— Offense —

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Nov 14, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) celebrates making a first down on a pass play in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports


QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Sean Mannion
QB3: Kellen Mond
QB4: Nate Stanley

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu
RB4: A.J. Rose Jr.


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Olabisi Johnson
WR6: Dan Chisena
WR7: Blake Proehl
WR8: Myron Mitchell
WR9: Trishton Jackson

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Ben Ellefson
TE4: Zach Davidson

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Blake Brandel

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Timon Parris


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland
LG2: Chris Reed
LG3: Kyle Hinton

Right Guard

RG1: Jesse Davis
RG2: Oli Udoh
RG3: Wyatt Davis

— Defense — 

Aug 27, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Left Outside Linebacker

LOLB1: Danielle Hunter
LOLB2: Patrick Jones II
LOLB3: Kenny Willekes

Right Outside Linebacker

ROLB1: Za’Darius Smith
ROLB2: D.J. Wonnum
ROLB3: Janarius Robinson

Left Defensive End

LDE1: Harrison Phillips
LDE2: Jaylen Twyman
LDE3: TJ Smith

Nose Tackle

NT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
NT2: Jordon Scott
NT3: TY McGill

Defensive Tackle

DT1: Armon Watts
DT2: James Lynch
DT3: Jullian Taylor

Inside Linebacker

ILB1: Eric Kendricks
ILB2: Blake Lynch
ILB3: Ryan Connelly
ILB4: Tuf Borland

Inside Linebacker

ILB1: Jordan Hicks
ILB2: Troy Dye
ILB3: Chazz Surratt


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Nate Hairston
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Harrison Hand
CB7: Parry Nickerson
CB8: Tye Smith

Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2: Josh Metellus

Free Safety

FS1: Camryn Bynum
FS2: Myles Dorn

— Special Teams —

Jun 9, 2021; Minnesota Vikings running back Kene Nwangwu (26) catches a pass in drills at OTA at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports


K: Greg Joseph


P: Jordan Berry

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Punt Returner

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

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. 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).

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