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Vikings updated depth chart includes a few mild surprises among depth players

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The Vikings updated their depth charts to start the regular season, and they are as follows, using the Vikings way of formatting:

Offense

WR: Stefon Diggs, Bisi Johnson, Josh Doctson

LT: Riley Reiff, Rashod Hill

LG: Pat Elflein, Dakota Dozier

C: Garrett Bradbury

RG: Josh Kline, Dru Samia

RT: Brian O’Neill, Rashod Hill, Oli Udoh

TE: Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr., Tyler Conklin, Brandon Dillon

WR: Adam Thielen, Chad Beebe

QB: Kirk Cousins, Sean Mannion

HB: Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, Ameer Abdullah, Mike Boone

FB: C.J. Ham

Defense

LE: Danielle Hunter, Stephen Weatherly

NT: Linval Joseph, Jaleel Johnson, Armon Watts

DT: Shamar Stephen, Jalyn Holmes, Hercules Mata’afa

RE: Everson Griffen, Ifeadi Odenigbo

WLB: Ben Gedeon, Eric Wilson

MLB: Eric Kendricks, Kentrell Brothers

SLB: Anthony Barr, Eric Wilson

LCB: Trae Waynes, Mike Hughes, Kris Boyd

RCB: Xavier Rhodes, MacKensie Alexander, Mark Fields

SS: Harrison Smith, Marcus Epps

FS: Anthony Harris, Jayron Kearse

Special Teams

K: Dan Bailey

P: Britton Colquitt

LS: Austin Cutting

KR: Ameer Abdullah, Bisi Johnson

PR: Ameer Abdullah, Chad Beebe


Overall a few mild surprises:

  • Mike Boone 4th on the depth chart
  • Jaleel Johnson primary NT backup
  • Ameer Abdullah both punt and kick returner

Historically the Vikings depth charts haven’t always been strictly observed, however, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Mike Boone, for example, gets some reps in rotation behind Dalvin Cook, even though his position on the depth chart suggests that would be unlikely.

Similarly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hercules Mata’afa had at least as many reps as Jalyn Holmes at 3-tech, as a more likely candidate for passing situations; or Bisi Johnson getting some opportunities as kick returner, or Armon Watts getting as many reps as Jaleel Johnson.