Vikings 2018 Roster Preview: Running Back

Full Press Coverage moves on to the second part of the Vikings' roster preview. Quarterback was covered in the opening article.

Ranking Vikings Rookies by Chance of Playing in 2018

Linebacker Hercules Mata'afa catches the ball during drills at the Minnesota Vikings Rookie Camp at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan on Friday, May 4, 2018. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)
At this moment, without the benefit of training camp or preseason games and going primarily on reputation and roster fit, there are 16 rookies who I feel have a good chance of making the final roster. Obviously, not all 16 will make it. But...

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Three Vikings Breakout Candidates: Defense

Dec 31, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive back Trae Waynes (26) celebrates in the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday we gave out the top candidates for offensive breakout players. Today, we address the defense. The Vikings possess arguably the top unit in the league with stars at all three levels. Most of the starters have already had their breakouts. But there are...

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Three Vikings Breakout Candidates: Offense

Oct 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (11) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
There are a number of ways to categorize a "breakout season." It could be a talented guy once deemed a bust turning into a valuable piece. It could be like an Adam Thielen 2016 season, where a player jumps from being a nobody, mere...

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Vikings 2018 Roster Preview: Quarterback

Over the next few weeks, Full Press Coverage will preview and examine each position on the Vikings roster and where they stand going into training camp.

Way Too Early Vikings Roster Projections: Defense and Special Teams

Dec 28, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa (50) jogs off the field after a 42-17 loss to the Michigan State Spartans in the 2017 Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
We already took a shot at projecting how the Vikings' offense would shake out come week one. Now it is time to look at Rick Spielman's and Mike Zimmer's preferred side of the ball, the defense. And just for good measure, we will predict...

Way too Early Vikings Roster Projections: Offense

Dec 31, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) during the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Draft season and all the meaningless speculation that comes with it is finally in the books. So that means it is time to prognosticate to little avail how those draft picks and other faces, new and familiar alike, will fare once training camp breaks. The...

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Vikings Smart to Bump Jalyn Holmes Inside

The selection of Jalyn Holmes was a bit polarizing among Vikings nation. First, Rick Spielman traded out of the third round, which spawned some groans. Then he took a step further by drafting the tweener defensive end who had modest production at Ohio State. But...

Exclusive Interview with Bears’ Cavon Walker

A part of the newly signed undrafted free agents for the Chicago Bears, Cavon Walker (pronounced say-von) is the versatile defensive lineman from Maryland. Starting his career as a linebacker, he transferred to the defensive line (and put on about 60 pounds in preparation)...

Mystery, Again, the M.O. of Vikings’ O-Line

Jan 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein (65) and offensive tackle Mike Remmers (74) against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff football game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Is it too much to ask to have one season of offensive line certainty in Minnesota? A year ago, Rick Spielman changed the trajectory of the Vikings' season by completely overhauling all five positions on the line. Through the draft and free agency, Spielman turned...

Brian Gutekunst Aggressive In His Packers Draft Debut

2018 marked the first NFL draft of the Brian Gutekunst era in Green Bay. Entering the draft with 12 picks, Gutekunst had plenty to work with. His aggressive strategy proved important for the Packers in 2018.

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