As the Minnesota Vikings head into summer preparation for the 2017 season, it is time for an early 53-man roster prediction.
Following a disappointing season that saw Minnesota miss the playoffs after a 5-0 start, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer headed into the offseason with a bitter taste in their mouth after winning the NFC North just one season prior.
While the start to last season was promising, roster depth was tested and injuries became too much to overcome, as they lost key players, such as Teddy Bridgewater, Adrian Peterson, Matt Kalil, and Sharrif Floyd to long-term injuries.
Knowing this, Spielman and Zimmer knew they would need to address holes in the roster via free agency and the draft. Largely, they were able to acquire players through both that will help fill holes on the roster for at least the short term and hopefully add depth to the roster.
Since the Vikings roster shouldn’t change too drastically in months leading up to training camp and the preseason, here’s my “way too early” 53-man roster prediction for 2017-18 season.