Okay, I think we can safely say Adrian Peterson is not just the best player on the Vikings, but arguably the best player in the league. Who would be # 2 though, or # 3? I think there are a lot of very good choices to pick from. So, if making a top 10 list of the best current Vikings; it might not be that easy, and even more difficult to agree with most Vikings' fans on.
I am very optimistic of this year's draft class, especially our three first round draft picks; I think each of them could or will potentially make a top ten list next near, and in some people's eyes; might be considered this year. Though, I'm not going to include any new Vikings, because they haven't yet stepped on the field in a game for the purple, and this obviously includes Greg Jennings and others.
So, personally just looking at the offensive side of the ball; I think the best players are Adrian Peterson, John Sullivan, Matt Kalil, Kyle Rudolph, Jarius Wright. Honorable mentions, solid players and up and comers in my humble opinion are Phil Loadholt, Jerome Felton, Rhett Ellison, Toby Gerhart and yes Christian Ponder.
Now, looking at the defensive side of the ball the best in my opinion are Jared Allen, Chad Greenway, Harrison Smith, Everson Griffen and Chris Cook. And the very close # 2s and solid and up and coming players in my opinion are Kevin Williams, Brian Robison and Josh Robinson with players like Erin Henderson and Jamarca Sanford making solid contributions.
So, now that leaves us with the often forgotten special teams, and honestly Blair Walsh takes the only spot, but hands down, and is a vital part of the Vikings being put into better position to win games and outright has already won games for the Vikings.
So as of now, and I expect this to change, maybe even before next year with the potential impact of new Vikings to the roster; I think the ten best current Vikings are:
1. Adrian Peterson
2. John Sullivan
3. Chad Greenway
4. Jared Allen
5. Kyle Rudolph
6. Harrison Smith
7. Chris Cook
8. Matt Kalil
9. Everson Griffen
10. Blair Walsh(if not willing to count kickers; I think I would go with Jarius Wright).
So, how accurate or inaccurate do you think this list is, and what would your top 10 list look like?