Vikings Projected Starters in 2024 | Pre-Minicamp

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Minnesota Vikings mandatory minicamp is about two weeks away, and the club will hold various segments of organized team activities (OTAs) throughout the end of May.

Vikings Projected Starters in 2024 | Pre-Minicamp

The following is an early peek at what a 53-man roster might look like, featuring starters on offense and defense. Starters are noted in bold.

Note: Men crossed off the list could land on the practice squad and avoid outright release.

— Offensive Roster —

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Quarterback (3)

QB1: Sam Darnold
QB2: J.J. McCarthy
QB3: Jaren Hall

Out: Nick Mullens

Running Back (3)

RB1: Aaron Jones
RB2: Ty Chandler
RB3: Kene Nwangwu

Out: DeWayne McBride | Myles Gaskin

Fullback (1)

FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver (5)

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WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Jordan Addison
WR3: Brandon Powell
WR4: Trent Sherfield
WR5: Jalen Nailor

Out: Lucky Jackson | Malik Knowles | Thayer Thomas | Trishton Jackson | N’Keal Harry | Ty James | Jeshaun Jones | Devron Harper

Tight End (3)

TE1: T.J. Hockenson (PUP)
TE2: Josh Oliver
TE3: Robert Tonyan
TE4: Johnny Mundt

Out: Nick Muse | Trey Knox | Sammis Reyes

Left Tackle (2)

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Walter Rouse

Out: Doug Nester

Right Tackle (2)

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: David Quessenberry

Out: Spencer Rolland

Center (2)

C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Michael Jurgens

Out: Matthew Cindric

Left Guard (1)

LG1: Blake Brandel

Out: Henry Byrd | Tyrese Robinson

Right Guard (2)

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Dan Feeney

Out: Jeremy Flax

— Defensive Roster —

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Outside Linebacker (5)

OLB1: Jonathan Greenard
OLB2: Dallas Turner
OLB3: Andrew Van Ginkel
OLB4: Andre Carter II
OLB5: Gabriel Murphy

Out: Jihad Ward | Patrick Jones II | Owen Porter | Bo Richter

Defensive End (5)

DE1: James Lynch
DE2: Jerry Tillery
DE3: Jonathan Bullard
DE4: Jaquelin Roy
DE5: Levi Drake Rodriguez

Out: Jonah Williams | Tyler Manoa

Nose Tackle (1)

NT1: Harrison Phillips

Out: Taki Taimani

Middle Linebacker (2)

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MLB1: Ivan Pace Jr.
MLB2: Kamu Grugier-Hill

Out: Abraham Beauplan | Dallas Gant

Weakside Linebacker (2)

WLB1: Blake Cashman
WLB2: Brian Asamoah

Out: KJ Cloyd

Cornerback (6)

CB1: Byron Murphy
CB2: Mekhi Blackmon
CB3: Shaquill Griffin
CB4: Andrew Booth
CB5: Khyree Jackson
CB6: NaJee Thompson

Out: Akayleb Evans | Jaylin Williams | A.J. Green III | Dwight McGlothern

Safety (5)

S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Lewis Cine
S5: Jay Ward

Out: Theo Jackson

— Special Teams Roster —

projected starters
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Kicker (1)

K1: Will Reichard

Out: Parker Romo

Punter (1)

P1: Ryan Wright

Out: Seth Vernon

Long Snapper (1)

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: Ty Chandler

Punt Returner

PR1: Brandon Powell

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The Vikings are expected to win six or seven games this season, according to oddsmakers.


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 Sal Spice. His MIN obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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