The Vikings 1st Unofficial Depth Chart, Interpreted in Traditional Format

The Vikings 1st Unofficial Depth Chart, Interpreted in Traditional Format
Jul 28, 2022; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive tackles Brian O'Neill (75) and Blake Brandel. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings dropped an unofficial first depth chart on Wednesday, with the regular season 32 days away.

The team didn’t use a numbered format, instead tabbing starters versus backups. But in its tiering system, the Vikings seemed to indicate a traditional depth chart format. Based on the placement of names, this is VikingsTerritory‘s interpretation of the first, albeit unofficial, depth chart.


— Offense Depth Chart —

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Quarterback

QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Kellen Mond
QB3: Sean Mannion

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu
RB4: Ty Chandler
RB5: Bryant Koback

Fullback

FB1: C.J. Ham
FB2: Jake Vargas

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
WR5: Olabisi Johnson
WR6: Myron Mitchell
WR7: Trishton Jackson
WR8: Jalen Nailor
WR9: Dan Chisena
WR10: Albert Wilson
WR11: Thomas Hennigan
WR12: Blake Proehl

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Ben Ellefson
TE4: Zach Davidson
TE5: Nick Muse
TE6: Shaun Beyer

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Blake Brandel
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh
RT3: Timon Parris

Center

C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann
C3: Josh Sokol

Left Guard

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

Right Guard

RG1: Jesse Davis
RG2: Ed Ingram
RG3: Wyatt Davis

— Defense Depth Chart — 

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Jul 28, 2022; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Za’Darius Smith
OLB3: Pat Jones II
OLB4: D.J. Wonnum
OLB5: Luiji Vilain
OLB6: Janarius Robinson
OLB7: Andre Mintze
OLB8: Zach McCloud

Defensive End

DE1: Dalvin Tomlinson
DE2: Armon Watts
DE3: Jonathan Bullard
DE4: James Lynch
DE5: Jaylen Twyman
DE6: Esezi Otomewo
DE7: Jullian Taylor

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: T.J. Smith
NT3: TY McGill
NT4: Tyarise Stevenson

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye
MLB3: Chazz Surratt
MLB4: Ryan Connelly

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB2: Brian Asamoah
WLB3: Blake Lynch
WLB4: William Kwenkeu

Cornerback

CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Cameron Dantzler
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Andrew Booth
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Akayleb Evans
CB7: Parry Nickerson
CB8: Harrison Hand
CB9: Nate Hairston
CB10: Tye Smith

Safety

S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Lewis Cine
S4: Josh Metellus
S5: Myles Dorn
S6: Mike Brown

— Special Teams Depth Chart —

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Kicker

K1: Greg Joseph

Punter

P1: Jordan Berry
P2: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: K.J. Osborn
KR3: Ty Chandler

Punt Returner

PR1: Ihmir Smith-Marsette
PR2: Jalen Nailor


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).