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Vikings Depth Chart after Obligatory ‘Procedural Moves’

Vikings Depth Chart after Obligatory 'Procedural Moves'


After some strange, short-lived cuts like Everson Griffen and the team’s punter, Britton Colquitt, the Minnesota Vikings roster has returned closer to normal.

All NFL teams trimmed their roster downs to 53 men on Tuesday.

In addition to the cuts-then-addbacks, the Vikings signed TE Ben Ellefson and QB Sean Mannion.

Here is how the depth chart stands just one week before the NFL season begins.



QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Kellen Mond


Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Adam Thielen
WR2: Justin Jefferson
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Dede Westbrook
WR5: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Tight End

TE1: Irv Smith Jr.
TE2: Tyler Conklin
TE3: Brandon Dillon
TE4: Ben Ellefson

Left Tackle

LT1: Rashod Hill
LT2: Christian Darrisaw


Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Blake Brandel


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Mason Cole

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Oli Udoh
RG2: Wyatt Davis


Left Defensive End

LDE1: Danielle Hunter
LDE2: Everson Griffen
LDE3: Patrick Jones II


Right Defensive End

RDE1: Stephen Weatherly
RDE2: D.J. Wonnum

Nose Tackle

NT1: Michael Pierce
NT2: Armon Watts
NT3: James Lynch

3-Tech Defensive Tackle

3DT1: Dalvin Tomlinson
3DT2: Sheldon Richardson

Strongside Linebacker

SLB1: Anthony Barr
SLB2: Ryan Connelly
SLB3: Blake Lynch

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye


Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Nick Vigil
WLB2: Chazz Surratt


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Bashaud Breeland
CB3: Mackensie Alexander
CB4: Cameron Dantzler
CB5: Kris Boyd
CB6: Harrison Hand


S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Xavier Woods
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Camryn Bynum

Special Teams


K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Britton Colquitt


Long Snapper

LS1: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu

Punt Returner

PR1: K.J. Osborn
PR2: Ihmir Smith-Marsette

Injured Reserve

(WR) Dan Chisena
(RB) Kene Nwangwu
(TE) Irv Smith Jr.

Practice Squad

(RB) Ameer Abdullah
(OL) Zack Bailey
(FB) Jake Bargas
(LB) Tuf Borland
(TE) Zach Davidson
(S) Myles Dorn
(G) Dakota Dozier
(T) Kyle Hinton
(QB) Sean Mannion
(WR) Myron Mitchell
(CB) Parry Nickerson
(WR) Whop Philyor
(RB) A.J. Rose Jr.
(CB) Tye Smith
(DE) Kenny Willekes


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday along with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).