The Full Vikings Depth Chart as Training Camp Arrives

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At long last, training camp.

Over the coming days and weeks, the Vikings depth chart is going to experience a lot of change. Some of that will be due to player additions and subtractions. For the most part, though, the shuffling up and down the depth chart will flow from players impressing the coaching staff (or not) during practice and the preseason games. A climactic moment will occur when the cuts take place at the end of August, an event that will radically reshape the depth chart.

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At a lot of spots, there is crystal-clear certainty. Kirk Cousins will be the QB1 and the team is a near-lock to carry a pair of backup quarterbacks into the season. Justin Jefferson will maintain his featured role and basically the entire offensive line returns. Dalvin Cook is no longer in town, so the RB spot does present some uncertainty for the first time in a long time.

Defensively, things open up a bit more, at least when it comes to debates about where people can slot into the roster. To be sure, we have some certainty about Harrison Phillips at DT, Marcus Davenport at EDGE, Jordan Hicks at LB, Byron Murphy at CB, and Harrison Smith at S. What of the other players at those positions, though? Someone like Jaquelin Roy, Andre Carter II (believe the hype, says our own Josh Frey), William Kwenkeu at LB, Joejuan Williams at CB, and even Camryn Bynum at S?

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Much to be determined, that’s for sure.

Spots like the Vikings’ website, PFR, and several other places can give their own insights and info about Minnesota’s roster and depth chart. Below, you’ll find my educated guess for where things stand as of the beginning of Vikings training camp.

The Vikings Depth Chart

— Offense —


QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens
QB3: Jaren Hall

Running Back

RB1: Alexander Mattison
RB2: Ty Chandler
RB3: DeWayne McBride
RB4: Kene Nwangwu

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FB1: C.J. Ham
FB2: Zach Ojile

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Jordan Addison
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Jalen Nailor
WR5: Brandon Powell
WR6: Jalen Reagor
WR7: Trishton Jackson
WR8: Blake Proehl
WR9: Cephus Johnson
WR10: Malik Knowles
WR11: Thayer Thomas
WR12: Lucky Jackson
WR13: Garett Maag

Tight End

TE1: T.J. Hockenson
TE2: Josh Oliver
TE3: Johnny Mundt
TE4: Nick Muse
TE5: Ben Sims

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Blake Brandel
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland
LG2: Alan Ali

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C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann
C3: Josh Sokol

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Chris Reed
RG3: Jacky Chen

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh
RT3: Sam Schlueter

— Defense — 

Left Outside Linebacker

LOLB1: Danielle Hunter
LOLB2: Patrick Jones II
LOLB3: Luiji Vilain
LOLB4: Curtis Weaver

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: Khyiris Tonga
NT3: Sheldon Day
NT4: T.J. Smith
NT5: Calvin Avery

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3T + 5T DT/DE

DT/DE1: Dean Lowry
DT/DE2: Jaquelin Roy
DT/DE3: Jonathan Bullard
DT/DE4: Esezi Otomewo
DT/DE5: James Lynch
DT/DE6: Ross Blacklock
DT/DE7: Junior Aho

Right Outside Linebacker

ROLB1: Marcus Davenport
ROLB2: D.J. Wonnum
ROLB3: Andre Carter II
ROLB4: Benton Whitley

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Jordan Hicks
MLB2: Brian Asamoah
MLB3: Troy Reeder
MLB4: Ivan Pace Jr.
MLB5: William Kwenkeu
MLB6: Troy Dye
MLB7: Abraham Beauplan
MLB8: Wilson Huber


CB1: Byron Murphy
CB2: Akayleb Evans
CB3: Andrew Booth Jr.
CB4: Mekhi Blackmon
CB5: Joejuan Williams
CB6: Tay Gowan
CB7: Kalon Barnes
CB8: C.J. Coldon
CB9: NaJee Thompson
CB10: Jaylin Williams

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Strong Safety

SS1: Harrison Smith
SS2: Josh Metellus
SS3: Jay Ward

Free Safety

FS1: Lewis Cine
FS2: Camryn Bynum
FS3: Theo Jackson

— Special Teams —


K1: Greg Joseph
K2: Jack Podlesny


P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

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Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: Jalen Reagor
PR2: Brandon Powell
PR3: Jordan Addison