Observations from the Minnesota Vikings first depth chart

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 1: Sam Bradford (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JANUARY 1: Sam Bradford (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Vikings released their first unofficial depth chart of the year just days before their first preseason game.

Do you have it? Everyone is catching the fever, the football fever. As the Minnesota Vikings wrap up their final days in Mankato, the team released their first unofficial depth chart of the season. The depth chart is out just days before the Vikings travel to New York to take on the Buffalo Bills in the first preseason game of the year for both squads. There are some interesting tidbits to take from the chart.

Of course, the chart is unofficial, but from the Vikings website. The order isn’t written in stone, but is worth dissecting a little bit.

  • Case Keenum is listed as the second string quarterback ahead of Taylor Heinicke. This isn’t a shock, but neither have had an impressive camp thus far, so anything was possible with the QB rankings behind Sam Bradford.
  • Rookie running back Dalvin Cook is on the top of the depth chart. Jerick McKinnon is currently second. Latavius Murray is nowhere to be found on the depth chart, but that’s probably because he was on the Physically Unable to Perform list until right after the depth chart was released on Monday.
  • Marcus Sherels is atop the chart for both kick returner and punt returner. Kick returner has been especially of interest since the departure of Cordarrelle Patterson in the offseason.

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    Kai Forbath is indeed the lead man in the kicking competition ahead of Marshall Koehn.

    Ryan Quigley has the top spot currently in the punter competition over Taylor Symmark.

  • Laquon Treadwell is ahead of veteran Michael Floyd at one of the wide receiver spots. One of the wide receiver spots has a ranking of Adam Thielen, Treadwell, Floyd and Isaac Fruechte. The Other wide receiver spot goes Stefon Diggs, Jarius Wright, Cayleb Jones and Moritz Böhringer.
  • The depth chart will be worked to the max on Thursday when the Minnesota Vikings take on the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. The game is set for a 6:00 kickoff and can be seen locally on FOX 9.

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