Updated Vikings roster prediction after second preseason game

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 18: Running back Mike Davis (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 18: Running back Mike Davis (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 18: Quarterback Case Keenum
SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 18: Quarterback Case Keenum /


QB: Sam Bradford, Case Keenum

RB: Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray, Jerick McKinnon, C.J. Ham

WR: Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright, Stacy Coley, Rodney Adams

TE: Kyle Rudolph, David Morgan II, Bucky Hodges

OL: Riley Reiff, Alex Boone, Pat Elflein, Joe Berger, Mike Remmers, Nick Easton, Danny Isidora, Rashod Hill, Willie Beavers, Jeremiah Sirles

Offensive notes

  • Offensively, there are no changes from last week’s prediction among the quarterback, running back, wide receiver and offensive line groups.
    • Taylor Heinicke led a touchdown drive at the end, but had a couple awful throws and just hasn’t looked great overall. The Vikings’ recent signing of former Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner isn’t a good sign for Heinicke either. Right now, I see Heinicke on the outside looking in.
    • The offensive line group was rock solid overall against the Seahawks. Take a look at the latest Vikings notebook for some bits on the line. In my view, everyone I had making the roster last week performed better this week. One other interesting note, T.J. Clemmings was a healthy scratch against Seattle. He’s likely getting cut.
  • Tight end was the one group with a change on the offensive end. I knocked off Kyle Carter. Last week, I included him mainly due to a weak tight end showing against Buffalo and a strong training camp. Yet, Carter didn’t stick out at all in Seattle. I also think that the Vikings can deal with having three tight ends, especially if C.J. Ham is kept as a fullback so that Morgan II can focus on playing tight end.
    • A week after struggling in Buffalo, rookie Bucky Hodges responded with two big catches in the closing minutes against the Seahawks, one a 21-yard touchdown. He has too much potential to cut.