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The Minnesota Vikings had a disappointing 2018 season. They finished 8-7-1 and missed the playoffs after a 13-3 record and an NFC Championship Game appearance in 2017. The addition of Kirk Cousins was supposed to catapult this team to Super Bowl contention, but it seemingly had the opposite effect, leaving fans and players frustrated. Unfortunately, cap restrictions kept the Vikings from making major splashes to remedy those frustrations. Instead, they’re mostly hoping for internal improvements. Bringing back pass rusher Anthony Barr after he nearly left for the Jets should help, as should the draft, through which the Vikings addressed the offensive line with first rounder Garrett Bradbury. Perhaps, with improved protection, Cousins will right the ship and bring the Vikings back to the playoffs.

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins K. Cousins 8
82
#18 QB 1 6'3" 214 30 8/19/88 8 2012 4 102 Michigan State
QB Sean Mannion Sean Mannion S. Mannion 14
63
#116 QB 2 6'6" 229 23 3/21/96 5 2015 3 89 Oregon State
QB Kyle Sloter Kyle Sloter K. Sloter 1
64
#111 QB 3 6'5" 211 25 2/7/94 3 2017 Northern Colorado
QB Jake Browning Jake Browning J. Browning 3
74
#44 QB 6'2" 211 23 4/11/96 0 2019 Washington
QB Wes Lunt Wes Lunt W. Lunt 3
65
#108 QB 6'4" 222 25 10/7/93 1 2017 Illinois
RB Dalvin Cook Dalvin Cook D. Cook 33
83
#24 RB 1 5'10" 210 23 8/10/95 3 2017 2 41 Florida State
RB Alexander Mattison Alexander Mattison A. Mattison 22
71
#128 RB 2 5'11" 221 21 6/19/98 0 2019 3 102 Boise State
RB Mike Boone Mike Boone M. Boone 44
65
#178 RB 3 5'9" 206 23 6/30/95 2 2018
RB Ameer Abdullah Ameer Abdullah A. Abdullah 31
78
#50 RB 4 5'9" 205 26 6/13/93 5 2015 2 54 Nebraska
RB CJ Ham CJ Ham C. Ham 30
63
#186 RB 5 6'1" 240 25 7/22/93 3 2016 Augustana-SD
RB Kamryn Pettway Kamryn Pettway K. Pettway 36
67
#161 RB 6'0" 233 1 2018
RB Khari Blasingame Khari Blasingame K. Blasingame 23
77
#56 RB 6'0" 196 22 7/1/96 0 2019 Vanderbilt
OT Brian O'Neill Brian O'Neill B. O'Neill 75
76
#56 OT 1 6'7" 297 23 9/15/95 2 2018 2 62 Pittsburgh
OT Riley Reiff Riley Reiff R. Reiff 71
79
#31 OT 1 6'6" 311 30 12/1/88 8 2012 1 23 Iowa
OT Rashod Hill Rashod Hill R. Hill 69
65
#163 OT 2 6'6" 309 27 1/12/92 4 2016 Southern Mississippi
OT Olisaemeka Udoh Olisaemeka Udoh O. Udoh 73
75
#64 OT 3 6'5" 323 22 2/14/97 0 2019 6 193 Elon
ILB Eric Kendricks Eric Kendricks E. Kendricks 54
81
#15 ILB 1 6'0" 232 26 6/15/93 5 2015 2 45 UCLA
ILB Eric Wilson Eric Wilson E. Wilson 50
62
#119 ILB 2 6'1" 225 24 9/26/94 3 2017 Cincinnati
ILB Cameron Smith Cameron Smith C. Smith 35
70
#85 ILB 3 6'2" 238 22 3/26/97 0 2019 5 162 USC
OLB Ben Gedeon Ben Gedeon B. Gedeon 42
76
#62 OLB 1 6'2" 243 24 10/16/94 3 2017 4 120 Michigan
OLB Anthony Barr Anthony Barr A. Barr 55
86
#10 OLB 1 6'5" 255 27 3/18/92 6 2014 1 9 UCLA
OLB Kentrell Brothers Kentrell Brothers K. Brothers 40
64
#161 OLB 2 6'0" 245 26 11/30/92 4 2016 5 160 Missouri
OLB Devante Downs Devante Downs D. Downs 57
68
#121 OLB 2 6'3" 243 23 10/18/95 2 2018 7 225
OLB Hercules Mata'afa Hercules Mata'afa H. Mata'afa 51
65
#157 OLB 3 6'2" 254 23 9/18/95 2 2018
SS Anthony Harris Anthony Harris A. Harris 41
77
#31 SS 1 6'1" 183 27 10/9/91 5 2015 Virginia
SS Jayron Kearse Jayron Kearse J. Kearse 27
62
#82 SS 2 6'4" 216 25 2/11/94 4 2016 7 244 Clemson
SS Marcus Epps Marcus Epps M. Epps 6
71
#56 SS 3 6'0" 197 23 1/27/96 0 2019 6 191 Wyoming
SS Jordan Martin Jordan Martin J. Martin 35
74
#44 SS 3 6'0" 185 24 1/25/95 0 2019 Syracuse
FS Harrison Smith Harrison Smith H. Smith 22
96
#1 FS 1 6'2" 214 30 2/2/89 8 2012 1 29 Notre Dame
FS Derron Smith Derron Smith D. Smith 36
67
#75 FS 2 5'11" 200 28 1/4/91 4 2015 6 197 Fresno State
LS Kevin McDermott Kevin McDermott K. McDermott 47
65
#27 LS 6'4" 234 29 1/12/90 7 2013 UCLA
LS Nick Dooley Nick Dooley N. Dooley 0
69
#12 LS 6'8" 311 1 2018 UTEP
LS Austin Cutting Austin Cutting A. Cutting 59
71
#5 LS 6'4" 250 21 10/27/97 0 2019 7 250 Air Force
C Garrett Bradbury Garrett Bradbury G. Bradbury 65
73
#34 C 1 6'3" 306 24 6/20/95 0 2019 1 18 NC State
C Brett Jones Brett Jones B. Jones 61
65
#82 C 2 6'2" 315 27 7/29/91 5 2015 Regina (Canada)
C John Keenoy John Keenoy J. Keenoy 52
71
#47 C 6'3" 300 22 2/26/97 0 2019 Western Michigan
DT Shamar Stephen Shamar Stephen S. Stephen 98
63
#132 DT 1 6'5" 309 28 2/25/91 6 2014 7 220 Connecticut
DT Jalyn Holmes Jalyn Holmes J. Holmes 92
67
#117 DT 2 6'5" 283 23 1/25/96 2 2018 4 102
DT Armon Watts Armon Watts A. Watts 90
72
#84 DT 3 6'5" 300 22 7/22/96 0 2019 6 190 Arkansas
DT Tito Odenigbo Tito Odenigbo T. Odenigbo 94
72
#81 DT 6'3" 300 22 7/13/96 0 2019 Miami
S Micah Abernathy Micah Abernathy M. Abernathy 0
77
#3 S 6'0" 196 22 2/10/97 0 2019 Tennessee
WR Chad Beebe Chad Beebe C. Beebe 12
66
#312 WR 1 5'9" 185 25 6/1/94 2 2018
WR Adam Thielen Adam Thielen A. Thielen 19
92
#10 WR 1 6'3" 200 28 8/22/90 6 2013 Minnesota State - Mankato
WR Stefon Diggs Stefon Diggs S. Diggs 14
93
#9 WR 1 6'0" 195 25 11/29/93 5 2015 5 146 Maryland
WR Laquon Treadwell Laquon Treadwell L. Treadwell 11
75
#132 WR 2 6'2" 221 24 6/14/95 4 2016 1 23 Mississippi
WR Dillon Mitchell Dillon Mitchell D. Mitchell 13
73
#195 WR 2 6'1" 197 22 5/16/97 0 2019 7 239 Oregon
WR Jordan Taylor Jordan Taylor J. Taylor 87
66
#320 WR 2 6'4" 204 27 2/18/92 4 2015 Rice
WR Brandon Zylstra Brandon Zylstra B. Zylstra 15
65
#333 WR 3 6'2" 215 26 3/25/93 2 2018 Concordia-Moorhead, MN
WR Olabisi Johnson Olabisi Johnson O. Johnson 81
76
#104 WR 3 6'0" 204 22 3/17/97 0 2019 7 247 Colorado State
WR Armanti Foreman Armanti Foreman A. Foreman 3
65
#335 WR 5'11" 209 1 2018 Texas
WR Alexander Hollins Alexander Hollins A. Hollins 15
77
#96 WR 6'0" 162 0 2019 Eastern Illinois
WR Davion Davis Davion Davis D. Davis 14
72
#204 WR 5'10" 182 22 10/23/96 0 2019 Sam Houston State
TE Kyle Rudolph Kyle Rudolph K. Rudolph 82
87
#12 TE 1 6'6" 258 29 11/9/89 9 2011 2 43 Notre Dame
TE Irv Smith Jr. Irv Smith Jr. I. S. Jr. 82
73
#84 TE 2 6'2" 242 20 8/9/98 0 2019 2 50 Alabama
TE David Morgan David Morgan D. Morgan 89
75
#72 TE 3 6'4" 262 26 5/19/93 4 2016 6 188 Texas-San Antonio
TE Tyler Conklin Tyler Conklin T. Conklin 83
67
#137 TE 4 6'3" 254 23 7/30/95 2 2018 5 157
TE Brandon Dillon Brandon Dillon B. Dillon 86
75
#70 TE 6'4" 245 0 2019 Marian
DE Everson Griffen Everson Griffen E. Griffen 97
86
#20 DE 1 6'3" 273 31 12/22/87 10 2010 4 100 USC
DE Danielle Hunter Danielle Hunter D. Hunter 99
90
#9 DE 1 6'5" 252 26 6/15/93 5 2015 3 88 LSU
DE Stephen Weatherly Stephen Weatherly S. Weatherly 91
66
#184 DE 2 6'4" 267 25 3/19/94 4 2016 7 227 Vanderbilt
DE Tashawn Bower Tashawn Bower T. Bower 90
64
#197 DE 2 6'4" 250 24 2/18/95 3 2017 LSU
DE Ade Aruna Ade Aruna A. Aruna 61
67
#174 DE 3 6'5" 262 25 4/27/94 2 2018 6 218
DE Stacy Keely Stacy Keely S. Keely 97
73
#115 DE 6'6" 241 24 5/15/95 0 2019 UAB
DE Karter Schult Karter Schult K. Schult 76
67
#168 DE 6'3" 263 25 12/21/93 1 2017 Northern Iowa
DE Anree Saint-Amour Anree Saint-Amour A. Saint-Amour 94
70
#141 DE 6'2" 241 22 9/18/96 0 2019 Georgia Tech
CB Trae Waynes Trae Waynes T. Waynes 26
78
#67 CB 1 6'0" 186 26 7/25/92 5 2015 1 11 Michigan State
CB Mackensie Alexander Mackensie Alexander M. Alexander 20
77
#92 CB 1 5'10" 190 25 11/12/93 4 2016 2 54 Clemson
CB Xavier Rhodes Xavier Rhodes X. Rhodes 29
89
#9 CB 1 6'1" 210 29 6/19/90 7 2013 1 25 Florida State
CB Mike Hughes Mike Hughes M. Hughes 21
76
#108 CB 2 5'10" 189 22 2/11/97 2 2018 1 30 UCF
CB Duke Thomas Duke Thomas D. Thomas 26
66
#212 CB 2 5'10" 177 25 5/21/94 2 2016 Texas
CB Nate Meadors Nate Meadors N. Meadors 0
71
#165 CB 3 5'10" 190 0 2019 UCLA
CB Kris Boyd Kris Boyd K. Boyd 2
77
#76 CB 3 5'11" 201 22 9/12/96 0 2019 7 217 Texas
CB Craig James Craig James C. James 36
69
#179 CB 5'10" 193 23 4/29/96 1 2018
CB Isaiah Wharton Isaiah Wharton I. Wharton 11
73
#150 CB 6'0" 209 23 11/1/95 0 2019 Rutgers
NT Linval Joseph Linval Joseph L. Joseph 98
85
#8 NT 1 6'4" 323 30 10/10/88 10 2010 2 46 East Carolina
NT Jaleel Johnson Jaleel Johnson J. Johnson 94
70
#39 NT 2 6'3" 309 24 7/12/94 3 2017 4 109 Iowa
G Josh Kline Josh Kline J. Kline 64
78
#33 G 1 6'3" 310 29 10/29/89 7 2013 Kent State
G Pat Elflein Pat Elflein P. Elflein 65
73
#74 G 1 6'3" 303 24 7/6/94 3 2017 3 70 Ohio State
G Dru Samia Dru Samia D. Samia 75
73
#78 G 2 6'5" 305 21 8/22/97 0 2019 4 114 Oklahoma
G Danny Isidora Danny Isidora D. Isidora 63
70
#101 G 2 6'3" 311 25 6/5/94 3 2017 5 180 Miami
G Dakota Dozier Dakota Dozier D. Dozier 70
71
#96 G 3 6'4" 313 28 4/30/91 6 2014 4 137 Furman
G Aviante Collins Aviante Collins A. Collins 76
64
#147 G 3 6'4" 295 26 4/21/93 3 2017 TCU
K Dan Bailey Dan Bailey D. Bailey 5
78
#20 K 1 6'0" 189 31 1/26/88 9 2011 Oklahoma State
K Matt Wile Matt Wile M. Wile 6
75
#33 K 6'2" 219 27 6/20/92 2 2015 Michigan

Top 3 Vikings Roster Questions of 2019-2020

What is the running back situation beyond Dalvin Cook?

In his first two seasons, Cook has missed a combined total of 17 games. His injury history has to be concerning for the Vikings. Perhaps that’s why they drafted Alexander Mattison in the third round. The Boise State product possesses an intriguing skillset. He excels running down hill, and he’s equally capable as a pass catcher. He shouldn’t displace Cook by any means, but he should more than fill the void left by Latavius Murray’s departure.

Just how good can this defense be?

Even with Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, Anthony Barr, and Xavier Rhodes all missing time last year, the Vikings had one of the most formidable defensive units in the league. They ranked ninth in points allowed, fourth in yards allowed, and third in sacks. The only area where they didn’t excel was interceptions, ranking in the lower half of the league in that category. A bounce back year from Rhodes could change that, making the Vikings nearly flawless on the less glamorous side of the field. But health in the NFL is famously precarious. All teams, not just the Vikings, were banged up last year. Griffen, Joseph, Barr, Rhodes, and others could all easily miss time again, so to expect any more from the defense than what they showed last year would be unfair. Even so, last year’s numbers are quite the baseline.

Do the Vikings have the necessary depth at wide receiver?

Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen form perhaps the best wide receiver duo in the entire league. Diggs, in just 14 games, put up 102 receptions for 1021 yards and nine touchdowns. His partner in crime, Thielen, was equally impressive, recording 113 catches for 1373 yards and nine touchdowns in the full 16 games. Both are among the league’s best at contested catches, giving Cousins the luxury to be less precise than he ordinarily would be with his throws. Both are also exceptional route runners, able to create separation routinely against the opposition’s best cornerbacks. However, beyond those two known commodities, there are plenty of questions. Former first-round pick Laquon Treadwell has failed to impress in his three seasons with the team, as evidenced by his 517 career yards and one career touchdown. He simply hasn’t proven to be the answer as the third wide receiver. Perhaps the answer will instead by undrafted second-year man Chad Beebe. The diminutive receiver from Northern Illinois played in three games for the Vikings last year after he surprisingly made the practice squad in his first camp. Another option could be Jordan Taylor, formerly of the Denver Broncos. He didn’t play last year, but his two career touchdowns still beat Treadwell’s one. Finally, the team took two receivers in the seventh round that could challenge for roster spot. No matter who makes the team and who earns that WR3 designation, the Vikings do not appear to be flush in receiver depth at the moment.