Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart 2019 Vikings Depth Chart

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The Vikings were perhaps the biggest disappointment from last season. After reaching the NFC championship game, they had landed Kirk Cousins in free agency and seemed poised to make a championship run. Instead, they ended up finishing 8-7-1 and missed the playoffs on the last game of the season. This season, expectations are a lot lower and many people have seemingly written them off as pretenders. Still, there’s a lot of talent on both ends of the ball on this Vikings team. If things click better than last season, the Vikings could remind everyone why people were so high on them. With that being said, they should start by answering these questions about their depth chart first.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Wes Lunt W. Lunt (4)
65
#108 QB
Running Back RB
83
#24 RB
Mike Boone M. Boone (4)
65
#178 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra (7)
65
#333 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Chad Beebe C. Beebe (3)
66
#312 WR
Jeff Badet J. Badet (9)
69
#162 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin (4)
67
#137 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra (7)
65
#333 WR
Tight End TE
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin (4)
67
#137 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Chad Beebe C. Beebe (3)
66
#312 WR
Jeff Badet J. Badet (9)
69
#162 WR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Wes Lunt W. Lunt (4)
65
#108 QB
Running Back RB
83
#24 RB
Mike Boone M. Boone (4)
65
#178 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Ifeadi Odenigbo I. Odenigbo (2)
68
#112 DE
Karter Schult K. Schult (3)
67
#168 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Jalyn Holmes J. Holmes (2)
67
#117 DT
Hercules Mata'afa H. Mata'afa (3)
65
#157 DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Ade Aruna A. Aruna (3)
67
#174 DE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
76
#62 OLB
62
#119 OLB
Reshard Cliett R. Cliett (3)
52
#202 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
86
#10 OLB
Devante Downs D. Downs (2)
68
#121 OLB
Greer Martini G. Martini (3)
65
#35 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Craig James C. James (3)
69
#179 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Ifeadi Odenigbo I. Odenigbo (2)
68
#112 DE
Karter Schult K. Schult (3)
67
#168 DE
Defensive Tackle DT
Jalyn Holmes J. Holmes (2)
67
#117 DT
Hercules Mata'afa H. Mata'afa (3)
65
#157 DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Ade Aruna A. Aruna (3)
67
#174 DE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
76
#62 OLB
62
#119 OLB
Reshard Cliett R. Cliett (3)
52
#202 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
86
#10 OLB
Devante Downs D. Downs (2)
68
#121 OLB
Greer Martini G. Martini (3)
65
#35 OLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Craig James C. James (3)
69
#179 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Right Defensive End RDE
Weakside Linebacker WLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
Strongside Linebacker SLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Position 1 2 3 4
Left Defensive End LDE Danielle Hunter D. Hunter Ifeadi Odenigbo I. Odenigbo Karter Schult K. Schult
Defensive Tackle DT Shamar Stephen S. Stephen Jalyn Holmes J. Holmes Hercules Mata'afa H. Mata'afa
Nose Tackle NT Linval Joseph L. Joseph Jaleel Johnson J. Johnson Armon Watts A. Watts
Right Defensive End RDE Everson Griffen E. Griffen Stephen Weatherly S. Weatherly Ade Aruna A. Aruna
Weakside Linebacker WLB Ben Gedeon B. Gedeon Eric Wilson E. Wilson Reshard Cliett R. Cliett
Middle Linebacker MLB Eric Kendricks E. Kendricks Kentrell Brothers K. Brothers Cameron Smith C. Smith
Strongside Linebacker SLB Anthony Barr A. Barr Devante Downs D. Downs Greer Martini G. Martini
Left Cornerback LCB Trae Waynes T. Waynes Mike Hughes M. Hughes Craig James C. James
Strong Safety SS Harrison Smith H. Smith Derron Smith D. Smith Jordan Martin J. Martin Isaiah Wharton I. Wharton
Free Safety FS Anthony Harris A. Harris Jayron Kearse J. Kearse Marcus Epps M. Epps
Right Cornerback RCB Xavier Rhodes X. Rhodes Mackensie Alexander M. Alexander Bene' Benwikere B. Benwikere

Offense Depth Chart Stats

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Minnesota Vikings Vikings
84
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Minnesota Vikings
84
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Minnesota Vikings Vikings
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Minnesota Vikings
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Dan Bailey D. Bailey
78
Matt Wile M. Wile
75
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Dan Bailey D. Bailey
78
K 1
Matt Wile M. Wile
75
K 2
Punters Rating
Punters Rating Depth Position

Do the Vikings Have Enough Offensive Line Depth?

One of the biggest issues for the Vikings last year was their unimpressive offensive line. Kirk Cousins often had to make quick throws as time in the pocket was rarely there for him, while open running lanes for the Vikings running backs were even rarer. The Vikings recognized that issue and drafted center Garrett Bradburry to alleviate their problems. They also poached Josh Kline away from the Tennessee Titans to be their new right guard. There is reason to think that the Vikings offensive line will play much better this season than last, as there were some special circumstances last year. The first was the amount of injuries they suffered, as the Vikings started 8 separate linemen, making chemistry harder to develop for the unit. The second was the tragic death of the Vikings offensive line Tony Sparano coach two days before the season, which no doubt cast a dark cloud over the unit. The Vikings should be better equipped to aid their quarterback and running back this year, but it’s still a relatively shallow unit. If they have bad injury luck again, a repeat performance of last year could be in the cards.

How Much Depth Do the Vikings Have on Defense?

Although the Vikings division rival Bears got all the attention for their league leading defense last year, the Vikings defense quietly put out another top 5 defensive season. In most defensive positions, especially in their secondary, the Vikings have an abundance of talent. At cornerback, the Vikings are starting Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes, but also have starting caliber talents like Mike Hughes and Holton Hill. The ever-reliable Harrison Smith locks down things at the safety position once more. Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks round out a solid linebacker core. Meanwhile the Vikings defensive line is as fearsome as ever, with Linval Joseph, Danielle Hunter, and a hopefully healthy Everson Griffen leading the way. This defensive unit appears to be deep and doesn’t really have one major flaw. While the Vikings’ offense may be a wild card, count on their defense once again showing out.

Who is Their Third Receiver?

The Vikings have one of the best receiving duos in the league, with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but their depth chart after those two is complicated. In an ideal world, Laquon Treadwell would’ve reached his potential as a first round pick and become a worthy receiver to group with Diggs and Thielen. Unfortunately for both him and the team, he hasn’t been able to put it again, and it now appears his tenure on the team is on thin ice. After Treadwell, the other options don’t get much better. There is one name that appears to have gotten some buzz, and that’s Jordan Taylor. Taylor, who was with the Broncos for 4 years, didn’t get much playing time in Denver but is still easily the most experienced of the competition. He’s apparently impressed in training camp, so keep an eye out for him as the potential WR3. A solid third receiver isn’t a necessity with Diggs and Thielen, but it would definitely help, as there’s no such thing as too many weapons in an offense.