2015 Depth Charts Update: Minnesota Vikings

A breakdown of the Minnesota Vikings' Depth Chart after Free Agency and the Draft.

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A breakdown of the Minnesota Vikings' Depth Chart after Free Agency and the Draft.

2015 Depth Charts Update: Minnesota Vikings



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  • The exciting thing on offense for the Vikings is going to be the development of Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback. He got his rookie struggles out of the way in the first half of the season, and was our highest graded quarterback over the final five games of the season. Pressure didn’t seem to faze him either, as he lead all quarterbacks with an Accuracy Percentage of 75.2% on throws while under pressure.


  • They could do with improving the players around him though as, while we don’t have any starters as below average, Adrian Peterson is the only starter as a skill position who we have as above average. We know Mike Wallace can be a better than average receiver, but he needs to show that after a disappointing run in Miami.


  • The strength of the Vikings defense is up front, with Linval Joseph and Shariff Floyd an impressive duo on the interior. Floyd was our fifth highest graded defensive tackle in 2014, with his quick first step helping him to excel against the run and as a pass rusher. On the edge, Everson Griffen had a strong season, finishing as our 8th highest graded 4-3 defensive end, and registering 64 total pressures.


  • How the Vikings open the season at linebacker will be interesting. We’ve been impressed by Audie Cole when we’ve seen him, but he seems consigned to the role of backup. While at outside linebacker, we expect to see Chad Greenway open the season as the starter, with Gerald Hodges as the backup. Greenway finished 2014 with a grade of -15.9, while Hodges was at +8.4.
  • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

    vikings could save 3.4 mil in cash and 1.7 against the cap by cutting greenway

    • Dalen Erickson

      its sad but true. He has been a mainstay for this defense for a long time but his play reaaally dropped off last year. I think his value as a veteran leader far exceeds his value as a player. Might make the most sense to cut him from a business perspective, especially with the potential Hodges has shown. Still, Im sure its a bummer for Vikings fans

    • NAJ

      They just restructured his contract so they’re not cutting him

      • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi

        because thats never happened in the history of professional sports..

        • NAJ

          You liked your own post? Unbelievably sad…

          It would make no sense to cut him as depth would be minimal and there would be $2.7m of dead cap money

          • https://twitter.com/MALACHiOFCOURSE Malachi


            actually tho it’d be 1.7 in dead money, and 1.7 in cap savings, 3.4 in saved cash overall

    • Bob shelbaugh

      Good Call

  • Bryan Brackney

    Once again it seems the plan on the offensive line for the guards is switched up. The Vikings are moving Fusco to LG and starting Clemmings at RG.

  • Josh Havlik

    I’m shocked that Munnerlyn is listed as good. He was awful last year. Also, I’m a bit surprised that Wallace is listed as average. I thought he was effective last year and would fit into the good category.

    • Jaguars28

      He wasn’t awful last year, just average

    • Dalen Erickson

      he was pretty decent in the slot. Hes not as good as he was for Carolina but hes a solid player

    • NAJ

      The good grade is based on slot play. He was awful when lined up outside. As for Wallace, i’d take 10 TD’s being average even if his overall play is inconsistent

  • Derek Lucht

    Unbelievable depth at linebacker.

    • NAJ

      Really? Hodges and Cole haven’t proven anything and with the really small sample sizes for those 2, i think their good player grades are generous. Kendricks is a rookie and Greenway is washed up. That leaves Barr, who missed 1/4 of his only season. Still way too many questions there for me. I hope you’re right though

  • MinnyMike

    ugh – did a Packer fanboy do this?
    Griffen is an all pro and Xavier is a young Revis.

    • Jaguars28

      No bias here.

    • Dalen Erickson

      PFF is extremely unbiased. They have their reasons. Only a handful of players can be elite. Getting a HQ rating is very complimentary. Give them another season.

  • Erich Meyenburg

    Cole is the mike during ota’s. Kendrick is the second team backup. The starters as of now are Barr, Cole, Greenway.

  • Mnstorm99

    Greenway may be a camp cut this year. Makes me sad as a big fan of his, but the drop off in play is obvious.

  • Dalen Erickson

    Man I had no idea Kalil had dropped off that badly. He must’ve had an awful year last year because he looked like he would be one of the best in the game as a rookie. I think most likely was just a bad year for a great player

    • Jacob B.

      He was really good as a rookie, and just average, if not a little below in 2013. Last year he was among the worst starting tackles in the league. Maybe he can turn it around, but the arrow is not in the right direction, to be sure.

      • Wyzel

        The hope is moving fusco helps him out, Charlie Johnson was barely average two years ago and downright awful the last two years, which wasnt helping Kalil at all.

      • Dalen Erickson

        Wow I had no idea. I only saw a few Vikes games last year. Im disappointed to hear that. I really like the Kalil family. Their dad was an animal as well. I think he will get back to his old self eventually. Sometimes guys let their play slip after earning big accolades as a rookie