Vikings 2023 Depth Chart as of Mid-March

The Vikings Top Players from Best to Worst: After Week 14
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The Minnesota Vikings have added three new notable players this March, including Josh Oliver (TE, Ravens), Marcus Davenport (EDGE, Saints), and Byron Murphy (CB, Cardinals).

Cameron Dantzler (CB, Commanders), Eric Kendricks (LB, Chargers), Patrick Peterson (CB, Steelers), Adam Thielen (WR, TBD), and Dalvin Tomlinson (DT, Browns) have exited the franchise, so next September will feel a bit weird no matter how one perceives.

Vikings 2023 Depth Chart as of Mid-March

But Minnesota does have enough players to field a 53-man football team, a tally that will grow to 90 men by the summer. For now, here’s the Vikings depth chart with the NFL draft six weeks away.

— Offense Depth Chart —

Depth Chart as of Mid
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Quarterback

QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens

Running Back

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

Fullback

FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: K.J. Osborn
WR3: Jalen Nailor
WR4: Jalen Reagor
WR5: Blake Proehl
WR6: Trishton Jackson
WR7: Thomas Hennigan

Tight End

TE1: T.J. Hockenson
TE2: Josh Oliver
TE3: Johnny Mundt
TE4: Ben Ellefson
TE5: Nick Muse

Left Tackle

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

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill

Center

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

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Chris Reed

— Defense Depth Chart —

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Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Marcus Davenport
OLB3: Za’Darius Smith
OLB4: D.J. Wonnum
OLB5: Patrick Jones
OLB6: Luiji Vilain
OLB7: Kenny Willekes
OLB8: Benton Whitley
OLB9: Curtis Weaver

Defensive End

DE1: James Lynch
DE2: Ross Blacklock
DE3: Esezi Otomewo
DE4: Sheldon Day

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: Khyiris Tonga
NT3: T.J. Smith

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Brian Asamoah
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB2: William Kwenkeu

Cornerback

CB1: Byron Murphy
CB2: Andrew Booth
CB3: Akayleb Evans
CB4: Tay Gowan
CB5: Kalon Barnes

Safety

S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Lewis Cine
S3: Camryn Bynum
S4: Josh Metellus
S5: Theo Jackson

— Special Teams Depth Chart —

Verdict on the Vikings
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Kicker

K1: Greg Joseph

Punter

P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: Jalen Reagor
PR2: K.J. Osborn
PR3: Jalen Nailor

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By Friday, other verdicts are expected for players like Dalvin Cook and Za’Darius Smith. Each could be traded, released, or stay with the franchise. Betting money tends to suggest at least one will depart. Free agency is also ongoing, and more players will be added to the depth chart before the draft.

The Vikings are scheduled to pick five times in April’s draft, although general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah may trade like a stock broker again.


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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