Minnesota Vikings Roster 2019 Vikings Roster

7-3, 2nd NFC North

vs DEN

6:00 pm GMT, 11/17

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 Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Kirk Cousins Kirk Cousins K. Cousins 8
79
#16 QB 1 6'3" 214 31 8/19/88 8 2012 4 102 Michigan State
QB Sean Mannion Sean Mannion S. Mannion 4
63
#95 QB 2 6'6" 229 27 4/25/92 5 2015 3 89 Oregon State
QB Jake Browning Jake Browning J. Browning 3
74
#44 QB 3 6'2" 211 23 4/11/96 0 2019 Washington
QB Wes Lunt Wes Lunt W. Lunt 3
65
#87 QB 6'4" 222 26 10/7/93 1 2017 Illinois
RB Dalvin Cook Dalvin Cook D. Cook 33
87
#12 RB 1 5'10" 210 24 8/10/95 3 2017 2 41 Florida State
RB Alexander Mattison Alexander Mattison A. Mattison 25
71
#114 RB 2 5'11" 221 21 6/19/98 0 2019 3 102 Boise State
RB CJ Ham CJ Ham C. Ham 30
70
#124 RB 3 6'1" 240 26 7/22/93 3 2016 Augustana-SD
RB Ameer Abdullah Ameer Abdullah A. Abdullah 31
75
#72 RB 4 5'9" 205 26 6/13/93 5 2015 2 54 Nebraska
RB Mike Boone Mike Boone M. Boone 23
65
#144 RB 5 5'9" 206 24 6/30/95 2 2018
RB Kamryn Pettway Kamryn Pettway K. Pettway 36
67
#134 RB 6'0" 233 1 2018
OT Riley Reiff Riley Reiff R. Reiff 71
79
#26 OT 1 6'6" 311 30 12/1/88 8 2012 1 23 Iowa
OT Brian O'Neill Brian O'Neill B. O'Neill 75
76
#39 OT 1 6'7" 297 24 9/15/95 2 2018 2 62 Pittsburgh
OT Rashod Hill Rashod Hill R. Hill 69
65
#137 OT 2 6'6" 309 27 1/12/92 4 2016 Southern Mississippi
OT Aviante Collins Aviante Collins A. Collins 76
64
#147 OT 2 6'4" 295 26 4/21/93 3 2017 TCU
OT Olisaemeka Udoh Olisaemeka Udoh O. Udoh 74
75
#54 OT 3 6'5" 323 22 2/14/97 0 2019 6 193 Elon
ILB Eric Kendricks Eric Kendricks E. Kendricks 54
76
#29 ILB 1 6'0" 232 26 6/15/93 5 2015 2 45 UCLA
ILB Kentrell Brothers Kentrell Brothers K. Brothers 40
64
#102 ILB 2 6'0" 245 26 11/30/92 4 2016 5 160 Missouri
ILB Cameron Smith Cameron Smith C. Smith 59
70
#85 ILB 6'2" 238 22 3/26/97 0 2019 5 162 USC
OLB Anthony Barr Anthony Barr A. Barr 55
81
#19 OLB 1 6'5" 255 27 3/18/92 6 2014 1 9 UCLA
OLB Ben Gedeon Ben Gedeon B. Gedeon 42
75
#60 OLB 1 6'2" 243 25 10/16/94 3 2017 4 120 Michigan
OLB Eric Wilson Eric Wilson E. Wilson 50
62
#148 OLB 2 6'1" 225 25 9/26/94 3 2017 Cincinnati
SS Harrison Smith Harrison Smith H. Smith 22
95
#1 SS 1 6'2" 214 30 2/2/89 8 2012 1 29 Notre Dame
SS Jordan Martin Jordan Martin J. Martin 35
74
#42 SS 3 6'0" 185 24 1/25/95 0 2019 Syracuse
P Britton Colquitt Britton Colquitt B. Colquitt 2
81
#9 P 6'3" 204 34 3/20/85 10 2009 Tennessee
FS Anthony Harris Anthony Harris A. Harris 41
75
#38 FS 1 6'1" 183 28 10/9/91 5 2015 Virginia
FS Jayron Kearse Jayron Kearse J. Kearse 27
62
#77 FS 2 6'4" 216 25 2/11/94 4 2016 7 244 Clemson
FS Andrew Sendejo Andrew Sendejo A. Sendejo 34
81
#11 FS 3 6'1" 200 32 9/9/87 9 2010 Rice
LS Nick Dooley Nick Dooley N. Dooley 0
69
#8 LS 6'8" 311 1 2018 UTEP
LS Austin Cutting Austin Cutting A. Cutting 58
71
#6 LS 6'4" 250 22 10/27/97 0 2019 7 250 Air Force
C Garrett Bradbury Garrett Bradbury G. Bradbury 56
72
#44 C 1 6'3" 306 24 6/20/95 0 2019 1 18 NC State
C Brett Jones Brett Jones B. Jones 61
65
#72 C 6'2" 315 28 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 93
63
#100 DT 1 6'5" 309 28 2/25/91 6 2014 7 220 Connecticut
DT Jalyn Holmes Jalyn Holmes J. Holmes 92
67
#88 DT 2 6'5" 283 23 1/25/96 2 2018 4 102
DT Hercules Mata'afa Hercules Mata'afa H. Mata'afa 51
65
#94 DT 3 6'2" 254 24 9/18/95 2 2018
DT Tito Odenigbo Tito Odenigbo T. Odenigbo 60
72
#61 DT 6'3" 300 23 7/13/96 0 2019 Miami
WR Stefon Diggs Stefon Diggs S. Diggs 14
92
#11 WR 1 6'0" 195 25 11/29/93 5 2015 5 146 Maryland
WR Olabisi Johnson Olabisi Johnson O. Johnson 81
76
#93 WR 1 6'0" 204 22 3/17/97 0 2019 7 247 Colorado State
WR Laquon Treadwell Laquon Treadwell L. Treadwell 11
71
#132 WR 2 6'2" 221 24 6/14/95 4 2016 1 23 Mississippi
WR Adam Thielen Adam Thielen A. Thielen 19
93
#9 WR 2 6'3" 200 29 8/22/90 6 2013 Minnesota State - Mankato
WR Davion Davis Davion Davis D. Davis 16
72
#204 WR 3 5'10" 182 23 10/23/96 0 2019 Sam Houston State
WR Alexander Hollins Alexander Hollins A. Hollins 15
77
#79 WR 3 6'0" 162 22 11/24/96 0 2019 Eastern Illinois
WR Dillon Mitchell Dillon Mitchell D. Mitchell 17
73
#195 WR 3 6'1" 197 22 5/16/97 0 2019 7 239 Oregon
WR Armanti Foreman Armanti Foreman A. Foreman 3
65
#249 WR 5'11" 209 1 2018 Texas
TE Kyle Rudolph Kyle Rudolph K. Rudolph 82
87
#11 TE 1 6'6" 258 30 11/9/89 9 2011 2 43 Notre Dame
TE Irv Smith Jr. Irv Smith Jr. I. Smith Jr. 84
73
#70 TE 2 6'2" 242 21 8/9/98 0 2019 2 50 Alabama
TE Tyler Conklin Tyler Conklin T. Conklin 83
67
#117 TE 3 6'3" 254 24 7/30/95 2 2018 5 157
TE Brandon Dillon Brandon Dillon B. Dillon 85
75
#55 TE 5 6'4" 245 22 4/30/97 0 2019 Marian
DE Everson Griffen Everson Griffen E. Griffen 97
86
#12 DE 1 6'3" 273 31 12/22/87 10 2010 4 100 USC
DE Danielle Hunter Danielle Hunter D. Hunter 99
84
#18 DE 1 6'5" 252 26 6/15/93 5 2015 3 88 LSU
DE Ifeadi Odenigbo Ifeadi Odenigbo I. Odenigbo 95
68
#112 DE 2 6'3" 257 25 4/8/94 2 2017 7 220 Northwestern
DE Stephen Weatherly Stephen Weatherly S. Weatherly 91
66
#150 DE 2 6'4" 267 25 3/19/94 4 2016 7 227 Vanderbilt
DE Anree Saint-Amour Anree Saint-Amour A. Saint-Amour 62
70
#123 DE 6'2" 241 23 9/18/96 0 2019 Georgia Tech
DE Tashawn Bower Tashawn Bower T. Bower 90
64
#197 DE 6'4" 250 24 2/18/95 3 2017 LSU
DE Stacy Keely Stacy Keely S. Keely 74
73
#115 DE 6'6" 241 24 5/15/95 0 2019 UAB
CB Xavier Rhodes Xavier Rhodes X. Rhodes 29
87
#15 CB 1 6'1" 210 29 6/19/90 7 2013 1 25 Florida State
CB Trae Waynes Trae Waynes T. Waynes 26
76
#80 CB 1 6'0" 186 27 7/25/92 5 2015 1 11 Michigan State
CB Mackensie Alexander Mackensie Alexander M. Alexander 20
72
#142 CB 2 5'10" 190 26 11/12/93 4 2016 2 54 Clemson
CB Mike Hughes Mike Hughes M. Hughes 21
76
#82 CB 2 5'10" 189 22 2/11/97 2 2018 1 30 UCF
CB Holton Hill Holton Hill H. Hill 24
73
#149 CB 3 6'2" 196 22 3/28/97 2 2018
CB Kris Boyd Kris Boyd K. Boyd 38
77
#71 CB 3 5'11" 201 23 9/12/96 0 2019 7 217 Texas
CB Nate Meadors Nate Meadors N. Meadors 44
71
#165 CB 5'10" 190 22 2/13/97 0 2019 UCLA
CB Mark Fields Mark Fields M. Fields 32
5'10" 192 23 10/10/96 0 2019 Clemson
CB Terrence Alexander Terrence Alexander T. Alexander 49
6'0" 182 24 10/14/95 0 2019 LSU
NT Linval Joseph Linval Joseph L. Joseph 98
87
#4 NT 1 6'4" 323 31 10/10/88 10 2010 2 46 East Carolina
NT Jaleel Johnson Jaleel Johnson J. Johnson 94
70
#38 NT 2 6'3" 309 25 7/12/94 3 2017 4 109 Iowa
NT Armon Watts Armon Watts A. Watts 96
72
#32 NT 3 6'5" 300 23 7/22/96 0 2019 6 190 Arkansas
G Josh Kline Josh Kline J. Kline 64
73
#79 G 1 6'3" 310 30 10/29/89 7 2013 Kent State
G Pat Elflein Pat Elflein P. Elflein 65
73
#74 G 1 6'3" 303 25 7/6/94 3 2017 3 70 Ohio State
G Dru Samia Dru Samia D. Samia 73
73
#65 G 2 6'5" 305 22 8/22/97 0 2019 4 114 Oklahoma
G Dakota Dozier Dakota Dozier D. Dozier 78
71
#95 G 2 6'4" 313 28 4/30/91 5 2014 4 137 Furman
K Dan Bailey Dan Bailey D. Bailey 5
72
#32 K 1 6'0" 189 31 1/26/88 9 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.