Most of the starting positions for the Minnesota Vikings defense are set.
The defensive line will roll with Brian Robison, Sharrif Floyd, Linval Joseph and Everson Griffen as their starters, with Scott Crichton, Danielle Hunter, Shamar Stephen and Tom Johnson expected to be the top rotational guys.
The linebackers have some questions to answer, but the starters are at least two-thirds settled.
But the Vikings’ secondary, an area of concentration for head coach Mike Zimmer, is still largely unsettled. Trae Waynes, the team’s top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, might still end up starting, but he wasn’t with the first-team defense much in offseason practices. And Robert Blanton was the main starter opposite Harrison Smith but still has to prove himself.
Training camp will be an interesting time for the Vikings secondary, and an important one for a pass defense that finished No. 7 overall last year and could be even better this year. But last year’s cornerbacks combined for only six interceptions, so more playmaking could be an emphasis this year.