Organized team activities are just a starting point and some players are bound to ascend or descend on the depth chart as the summer progresses, but last week gave us a glimpse at the original depth chart.
No, there isn’t an official depth chart being put out by the Minnesota Vikings, but the eyes on practice are more telling anyways.
Rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell was limited last week but likely wouldn’t have been immediately inserted in the starting lineup anyways. So who were the top receivers?
http://www.scout.com/nfl/vikings/story/1673745-what-is-the-viking-way The offensive line is probably going to see players tried at different spots and different levels of the depth chart throughout OTAs, minicamp and training camp, but for now the surprise was Joe Berger as the starting center and John Sullivan taking second-team reps. On the Vikings’ official roster, Berger is listed as a guard, while Zac Kerin is listed as a center but got some work as a second-team guard. With Phil Loadholt back, free agent Andre Smith was relegated to second-team right tackle, although he could get some reps working with the first team in the near future.
Here is our view in patching together the pieces of the puzzle, from who was getting the most reps with each level of the depth chart and taking into consideration those who were simply there as injury fill-ins.
QB: 5-Teddy Bridgewater, 13-Shaun Hill, 6-Taylor Heinicke, 2-Joel Stave
RB: 28-Adrian Peterson, 21-Jerick McKinnon, 44-Matt Asiata, 30-C.J. Ham, 42-Jhurell Pressley
FB: 48-Zach Line, 49-Blake Renaud
WR: 14-Stefon Diggs, 17-Jarius Wright, 19-Adam Thielen, 15-Isaac Fruetche, 1-Troy Stoudmire, 16-Terrell Sinkfield
WR: 12-Charles Johnson, 11-Laquon Treadell, 84-Cordarelle Patterson, 81-Moritz Boehringer, 9-Michel Marken
TE: 82-Kyle Rudolph, 83-MyCole Pruitt, 85-Rhett Ellison (injured), 89-David Morgan, 87-Brian Leonhardt, 86-Kyle Carter
LT: 75-Matt Kalil, 78-Jeremiah Sirles, 68-T.J. Clemmings, 60-Carter Bykowski
LG: 76-Alex Boone, 67-Zac Kerin, 64-Austin Sheperd
C: 61-Joe Berger, 65-John Sullivan, 60-Nick Easton
RG: 63-Brandon Fusco, 79-Mike Harris, 69-Isame Faciane
RT: 71-Phil Loadholt, 72-Andre Smith, 64-Willie Beavers
LE: 96-Brian Robison, 99-Danielle Hunter, 64-Stephen Weatherly, 91-Zach Moore, 62-Denzell Perine
DT: 73-Sharrif Floyd (injured), 92-Tom Johnson, 69-Toby Johnson, 67-Theiren Cockran, #-Bruce Gaston, 90-B.J. Dubose (likely coming back on reserve roster on IR)
NT: 98-Linval Joseph, 93-Shamar Stephen, 66-Kenrick Ellis, 60-Travis Raciti
RE: 97-Everson Griffen, 94-Justin Trattou, 95-Scott Crichton
OLB: 52-Chad Greenway, 59-Emmanuel Lamur, 50-Travis Lewis, 58-Brandon Watts
MLB: 54-Eric Kendricks, 57-Audie Cole, 40-Kentrell Brothers
OLB: 55-Anthony Barr, 51-Edmond Robinson, 56-Jake Ganus
CB: 23-Terence Newman, 26-Trae Waynes, 35-Marcus Sherels, 38-Keith Baxter, 31-Melvin White
FS: 34-Andrew Sendejo, 33-Michael Griffin, 27-Jayron Kearse
SS: 22-Harrison Smith, 41-Anthony Harris, 32-Antone Exum Jr.
CB: 29-Xavier Rhodes, 24-Captain Munnerlyn, 25-Jabari Price, 20-Mackensie Alexander, 36-Tre Roberson
P: 8-Jeff Locke
K: 3-Blair Walsh
LS: 47-Kevin McDermott