Minnesota Vikings Roster 2020 Minnesota Vikings Roster

0-0, T-1st NFC North

vs GB

5:00 pm GMT, 9/13

After being on the cusp of Super Bowl contention in 2017, the Minnesota Vikings had high hopes for 2018 with Kirk Cousins. Their plan was great but their execution was not, leading to a 8-7-1 record and out of the playoffs. This year, look for a rebuilt offensive line and another season under the helm of Kirk Cousins. They’ll regain some depth at the running back spot with a fully healthy Dalvin Cook and a once again great receiving corps. Look for a better offensive unit and a once again great defensive group. 

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins K. Cousins
8
85
#10 QB 6'3" 214 31 8/19/88 9 2012 4 102 Michigan State
QB
Jake Browning
Jake Browning J. Browning
3
74
#28 QB 6'2" 211 24 4/11/96 1 2019 Washington
QB
Nate Stanley
Nate Stanley N. Stanley
7
65
#66 QB 6'4" 235 22 8/26/97 0 2020 7 244 Iowa
QB
Sean Mannion
Sean Mannion S. Mannion
4
60
#106 QB 6'6" 229 28 4/25/92 6 2015 3 89 Oregon State
RB
Dalvin Cook
Dalvin Cook D. Cook
33
88
#9 RB 5'10" 210 24 8/10/95 4 2017 2 41 Florida State
RB
Tony Brooks-James
Tony Brooks-James T. Brooks-James
35
74
#68 RB 5'9" 176 25 12/6/94 1 2019 Oregon
RB
Alexander Mattison
Alexander Mattison A. Mattison
25
71
#83 RB 5'11" 221 21 6/19/98 2 2019 3 102 Boise State
RB
Ameer Abdullah
Ameer Abdullah A. Abdullah
31
71
#83 RB 5'9" 205 26 6/13/93 6 2015 2 54 Nebraska
RB
CJ Ham
CJ Ham C. Ham
30
69
#101 RB 6'1" 240 26 7/22/93 4 2016 Augustana (S.D.)
RB
Jake Bargas
Jake Bargas J. Bargas
40
65
#128 RB 6'2" 250 0 2020
RB
Mike Boone
Mike Boone M. Boone
23
65
#128 RB 5'9" 206 24 6/30/95 3 2018 Cincinnati
WR
Adam Thielen
Adam Thielen A. Thielen
19
94
#4 WR 6'3" 200 29 8/22/90 7 2013 Minnesota State
WR
Tajae Sharpe
Tajae Sharpe T. Sharpe
11
78
#52 WR 6'2" 194 25 12/23/94 5 2016 5 140 Massachusetts
WR
Alexander Hollins
Alexander Hollins A. Hollins
15
77
#61 WR 6'0" 162 23 11/24/96 1 2019 Eastern Illinois
WR
Olabisi Johnson
Olabisi Johnson O. Johnson
81
76
#73 WR 6'0" 204 23 3/17/97 2 2019 7 247 Colorado State
WR
Dillon Mitchell
Dillon Mitchell D. Mitchell
13
73
#120 WR 6'1" 197 23 5/16/97 1 2019 7 239 Oregon
WR
Davion Davis
Davion Davis D. Davis
16
72
#140 WR 5'10" 182 23 10/23/96 1 2019 Sam Houston State
WR
Chad Beebe
Chad Beebe C. Beebe
12
66
#235 WR 5'9" 185 25 6/1/94 3 2018 Northern Illinois
WR
Dan Chisena
Dan Chisena D. Chisena
85
65
#250 WR 6'3" 203 23 2/25/97 0 2020 Penn State
WR
Quartney Davis
Quartney Davis Q. Davis
14
65
#250 WR 6'1" 201 22 4/7/98 0 2020
WR
K.J. Osborn
K.J. Osborn K. Osborn
17
65
#250 WR 5'11" 203 0 2020 5 176 Miami
WR
Justin Jefferson
Justin Jefferson J. Jefferson
18
65
#250 WR 6'1" 202 21 1/16/99 0 2020 1 22 LSU
TE
Kyle Rudolph
Kyle Rudolph K. Rudolph
82
82
#15 TE 6'6" 258 30 11/9/89 10 2011 2 43 Notre Dame
TE
Irv Smith Jr.
Irv Smith Jr. I. Smith Jr.
84
80
#23 TE 6'2" 242 21 8/9/98 2 2019 2 50 Alabama
TE
Brandon Dillon
Brandon Dillon B. Dillon
85
75
#52 TE 6'4" 245 23 4/30/97 1 2019 Marian (Ind.)
TE
Tyler Conklin
Tyler Conklin T. Conklin
83
67
#128 TE 6'3" 254 24 7/30/95 3 2018 5 157 Central Michigan
TE
Nakia Griffin-Stewart
Nakia Griffin-Stewart N. Griffin-Stewart
89
65
#142 TE 6'5" 260 0 2020
C
Garrett Bradbury
Garrett Bradbury G. Bradbury
56
76
#16 C 6'3" 306 24 6/20/95 2 2019 1 18 North Carolina State
C
Pat Elflein
Pat Elflein P. Elflein
65
72
#23 C 6'3" 303 25 7/6/94 4 2017 3 70 Ohio State
C
Kyle Hinton
Kyle Hinton K. Hinton
68
65
#44 C 6'2" 305 0 2020 7 253 Washburn
C
Jake Lacina
Jake Lacina J. Lacina
63
65
#44 C 6'3" 295 23 10/15/96 0 2020
OG
Dru Samia
Dru Samia D. Samia
73
73
#48 OG 6'5" 305 22 8/22/97 2 2019 4 114 Oklahoma
OG
Tyler Higby
Tyler Higby T. Higby
60
65
#116 OG 6'4" 306 23 1/26/97 0 2020
OG
Aviante Collins
Aviante Collins A. Collins
76
64
#166 OG 6'4" 295 27 4/21/93 4 2017 Texas Christian
OG
Dakota Dozier
Dakota Dozier D. Dozier
78
63
#170 OG 6'4" 313 29 4/30/91 7 2014 4 137 Furman
OT
Brian O'Neill
Brian O'Neill B. O'Neill
75
77
#26 OT 6'7" 297 24 9/15/95 3 2018 2 62 Pittsburgh
OT
Olisaemeka Udoh
Olisaemeka Udoh O. Udoh
74
75
#41 OT 6'5" 323 23 2/14/97 2 2019 6 193 Elon
OT
Riley Reiff
Riley Reiff R. Reiff
71
72
#58 OT 6'6" 311 31 12/1/88 9 2012 1 23 Iowa
OT
Brett Jones
Brett Jones B. Jones
61
71
#65 OT 6'2" 315 28 7/29/91 6 2015 Regina (Canada)
OT
Blake Brandel
Blake Brandel B. Brandel
64
65
#132 OT 6'6" 306 0 2020 6 203 Oregon State
OT
Ezra Cleveland
Ezra Cleveland E. Cleveland
72
65
#132 OT 6'6" 311 0 2020 2 58 Boise State
OT
Brady Aiello
Brady Aiello B. Aiello
67
65
#132 OT 6'6" 309 0 2020
OT
Rashod Hill
Rashod Hill R. Hill
69
62
#196 OT 6'6" 309 28 1/12/92 5 2016 Southern Mississippi
DT
Michael Pierce
Michael Pierce M. Pierce
98
89
#5 DT 6'0" 329 27 11/6/92 5 2016 Samford
DT
Armon Watts
Armon Watts A. Watts
96
72
#68 DT 6'5" 300 23 7/22/96 2 2019 6 190 Arkansas
DT
Jaleel Johnson
Jaleel Johnson J. Johnson
94
67
#109 DT 6'3" 309 25 7/12/94 4 2017 4 109 Iowa
DT
Shamar Stephen
Shamar Stephen S. Stephen
93
66
#111 DT 6'5" 309 29 2/25/91 7 2014 7 220 Connecticut
DT
James Lynch
James Lynch J. Lynch
66
65
#125 DT 6'4" 289 0 2020 4 130 Baylor
DE
Eddie Yarbrough
Eddie Yarbrough E. Yarbrough
52
72
#84 DE 6'2" 253 27 4/24/93 3 2016 Wyoming
DE
Anthony Zettel
Anthony Zettel A. Zettel
92
70
#101 DE 6'4" 277 27 8/9/92 5 2016 6 202 Penn State
DE
Ifeadi Odenigbo
Ifeadi Odenigbo I. Odenigbo
95
68
#116 DE 6'3" 257 26 4/8/94 3 2017 7 220 Northwestern
DE
Jalyn Holmes
Jalyn Holmes J. Holmes
92
67
#126 DE 6'5" 283 24 1/25/96 3 2018 4 102 Ohio State
DE
Kenny Willekes
Kenny Willekes K. Willekes
60
65
#142 DE 6'4" 264 22 7/22/97 0 2020 7 225 Michigan State
DE
D.J. Wonnum
D.J. Wonnum D. Wonnum
57
65
#142 DE 6'5" 258 22 10/31/97 0 2020 4 117 South Carolina
LB
Danielle Hunter
Danielle Hunter D. Hunter
99
87
#8 LB 6'5" 252 25 10/29/94 6 2015 3 88 LSU
LB
Eric Kendricks
Eric Kendricks E. Kendricks
54
86
#11 LB 6'0" 232 28 2/29/92 6 2015 2 45 UCLA
LB
Anthony Barr
Anthony Barr A. Barr
55
79
#40 LB 6'5" 255 28 3/18/92 7 2014 1 9 UCLA
LB
Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson E. Wilson
50
73
#107 LB 6'1" 225 25 9/26/94 4 2017 Cincinnati
LB
Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith C. Smith
59
70
#152 LB 6'2" 238 23 3/26/97 2 2019 5 162 USC
LB
Ben Gedeon
Ben Gedeon B. Gedeon
42
70
#152 LB 6'2" 243 25 10/16/94 4 2017 4 120 Michigan
LB
Demarquis Gates
Demarquis Gates D. Gates
47
67
#215 LB 6'2" 214 24 3/7/96 1 2018 Mississippi
LB
Jordan Fehr
Jordan Fehr J. Fehr
49
65
#239 LB 6'2" 228 0 2020
LB
Troy Dye
Troy Dye T. Dye
45
65
#239 LB 6'3" 231 0 2020 4 132 Oregon
LB
Blake Lynch
Blake Lynch B. Lynch
48
65
#239 LB 6'2" 220 0 2020
LB
Hercules Mata'afa
Hercules Mata'afa H. Mata'afa
51
65
#239 LB 6'2" 254 24 9/18/95 3 2018 Washington State
CB
Kris Boyd
Kris Boyd K. Boyd
38
77
#58 CB 5'11" 201 23 9/12/96 2 2019 7 217 Texas
CB
Mike Hughes
Mike Hughes M. Hughes
21
72
#120 CB 5'10" 189 23 2/11/97 3 2018 1 30 UCF
CB
Nate Meadors
Nate Meadors N. Meadors
44
71
#131 CB 5'10" 190 23 2/13/97 1 2019 UCLA
CB
Holton Hill
Holton Hill H. Hill
24
71
#131 CB 6'2" 196 23 3/28/97 3 2018 Texas
CB
Marcus Sayles
Marcus Sayles M. Sayles
36
69
#148 CB 5'9" 177 25 10/1/94 1 2017 West Georgia
CB
Kemon Hall
Kemon Hall K. Hall
37
68
#163 CB 5'11" 188 22 6/2/97 1 2019 North Texas
CB
Mark Fields
Mark Fields M. Fields
32
68
#163 CB 5'10" 192 23 10/10/96 1 2019 Clemson
CB
Harrison Hand
Harrison Hand H. Hand
29
65
#225 CB 5'11" 197 0 2020 5 169 Temple
CB
Cameron Dantzler
Cameron Dantzler C. Dantzler
27
65
#225 CB 6'2" 188 21 9/3/98 0 2020 3 89 Mississippi State
CB
Nevelle Clarke
Nevelle Clarke N. Clarke
34
65
#225 CB 6'1" 190 0 2020
CB
Jeff Gladney
Jeff Gladney J. Gladney
20
65
#225 CB 5'10" 191 23 12/12/96 0 2020 1 31 TCU
SS
Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris A. Harris
41
80
#10 SS 6'1" 183 28 10/9/91 6 2015 Virginia
SS
Josh Metellus
Josh Metellus J. Metellus
44
65
#67 SS 5'11" 209 22 1/21/98 0 2020 6 205 Michigan
SS
Brian Cole II
Brian Cole II B. C. II
39
65
#67 SS 6'2" 213 23 4/3/97 0 2020 7 249 Mississippi State
FS
Harrison Smith
Harrison Smith H. Smith
22
97
#1 FS 6'2" 214 31 2/2/89 9 2012 1 29 Notre Dame
FS
Myles Dorn
Myles Dorn M. Dorn
46
65
#70 FS 6'1" 211 0 2020
LS
Austin Cutting
Austin Cutting A. Cutting
58 6'4" 250 22 10/27/97 2 2019 7 250 Air Force
P
Britton Colquitt
Britton Colquitt B. Colquitt
2
80
#8 P 6'3" 204 35 3/20/85 11 2009 Tennessee
PK
Dan Bailey
Dan Bailey D. Bailey
5
76
#10 PK 6'0" 189 10 2011 Oklahoma State

Top 3 Vikings Roster Questions of 2019-2020

What can Kirk Cousins do in Year 2?

With year after playing with the Vikings offense under his belt, Cousins should undoubtedly be a better player. He knows the offense and what has to be better in order for the team to win. While his stats were great last year, that didn’t help the ultimate goal of Minnesota. The 70.1 completion percentage and 30 TDs were career bests and the interceptions were fairly low at just 10. However, stats don’t always correlate to wins and that’s exactly what happened last year. 

This year, it’ll be interesting to see what Cousins has in store for the Vikings. While he played well individually, the team wasn’t that successful. He’ll now have to rely heavily on the duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to be great again and trust having the ball in Dalvin Cook’s hands. Expect a similar season from Cousins who has great targets around him and will look to use them to exploit defenses once again. 

What does great depth at RB mean?

Dalvin Cook has been the lead back for the Vikings ever since he was drafted in the 2nd Round of the 2014 Draft but has yet to see much action. In two seasons, Cook has only been active for 15 games. That’s surely some concern for the Vikings who are counting on their young star to finally produce a fully healthy season and become their next big playmaker at the running back spot. Now, enter Ameer Abdullah after he played against them for Detroit over the past few seasons. 

Abdullah should be the clear #2 back in the backfield for Minnesota as they hope to give Cook some time off and rest him enough that he’ll be healthy for a full season. He gives an experienced back who’s capable of providing good minutes and going for 4-500 yards as a backup. Don’t count out rookie Alexander Mattison who should also receive a chance to get some carries in his first year. If Cook struggles, this might eventually become a running back by committee type of approach which will certainly help in keeping everyone’s legs fresh. 

Who’s Cousins’ third WR target?

Throughout training camp, the Vikings’ top two wide receiver spots have been basically set in stone. Stefon Diggs is clearly the best threat down the sideline and looks to make great plays once again this year. Adam Thielen broke out a few years ago and hasn’t looked back since. His great catching ability and presence in the red zone have made him one of the best slot receivers in the game. The two of them for possibly the best 1-2 punch at the WR spot but the third receiver in the group has yet to be determined. 

So far, it appears that the two front runners are Jordan Taylor and Chad Beebe. Taylor, a former Bronco, served mainly as a reserve in his career but has the ability to be a fairly productive starter. He knows the system after playing with Assistant Head Coach Gary Kubiak in Denver and can also provide value on special teams. Meanwhile, Beebe lacks experience but has the highest ceiling of the pair. He’s already earned high praise from Thielen and similarly offers experience at the special teams spot. While it’s still too early to call who’s the WR3 on the Vikings, whoever gets that spot figures to get a bunch of open looks and has a chance to be a great asset for Minnesota.