Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Vikings 53 Man Roster for 2016 | Ticket King

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The 2016 NFL off season has unofficially drawn to a close with an end to the NFL draft. Teams now have their 90 man rosters. Now the question becomes getting it down to 53 week one. Here is our attempt to predict the Vikings 53 man roster. Will this roster bring fans around to purchase Vikings tickets in 2016? We shall see.

Teddy Bridgewater, Taylor Heinicke, Joel Stave(PS)- There are many within the organization who are hinting that the vikings coaching staff would like to cut Shaun Hill and give Heinicke the backup job long term. Joel Stave heads to the practice squad.

Running Backs:
Adrian Peterson, Jerrick McKinnon, Matt Asiata,- One can't help but to ask how much gas Peterson has left in the tank? At some point, over the age of 30 now, his skills are just going to go poof, and disappear. On top of that, it now appears that this offense works better without him in it, so there is that factor to consider. McKinnon is the perfect change of pace back to Peterson and excels out of the shotgun. Asiata is a great short yardage back.

Zach Line- Line will be the Vikings lone fullback on the roster again in 2016.

Wide Receivers:
Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright, Adam Thielen, Moritz Bohringer, Cordarrelle Paterson- The Vikings desperately needed to replenish their wide receiver unit and they did that. Treadwell is an NFL reay pass catcher and will contribute from day one. Moritz Bohringer, the big German, made NFL history becoming the first player ever to be drafted without playing college football. He is an intriguing prospect. Paterson, a former first round draft choice, gets one final season.

Tight Ends: 
Kyle Rudolph, Mycole Pruitt, Rhett Ellison, David Morgan- For the first time in a while the Vikings will actually carry four tight ends into week one of the regular season. Rudolph is a good solid pro. Pruitt has a high ceiling. Ellison is an outstanding blocker, and David Morgan is a project.

Offensive Line:
Matt Kalil, Phil Loadholt, Andre Smith, Willie Beavers, Joe Berger, Alex Boone, Brandon Fusco, T.J. Clemmings, John Sullivan(If he can play), Nick Easton(If Sullivan can't play)- This was the hardest position group on the team to figure out who is going to make the roster. We say Mike Harris is the odd man out. If Sullivan can't play anymore, they will just put their head down, and play Easton in 2016 at center.

Defensive Line:
Everson Griffin, Danielle Hunter, Scott Crichton, B.J. Dubose, Tom Johnson, Sharrif Floyd, Linval Joseph, Stephen Shamar- The Vikings have a tradition going of finding pass rushing projects and turning them into something. That will not change this year. Danielle Hunter and B.J. Dubose both seemed poised for breakout seasons. As a result, longtime starter Brian Robison will be cut.

Anthony Barr, Erik Kendricks, Audie Cole, Kentrell Brothers, Travis Lewis, Chad Greenway, Brandon Watts- Three years ago this unit was beyond bad, maybe the worst collection of linebackers in the league. The Vikings have done a tremendous job of rebuilding this unit from the group up. Barr is an All-Pro, Kendricks looks like a stud, and Greenway gets one more season.

Defensive Back:
Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, Terrance Newman, Captain Munnerlynn, Harrison Smith, Marcus Sherels, Anthony Harris, Antone Exum, Andrew Sendejo- The Vikings are really deep at cornerback, and will carry six into the regular season. It's the safeties that concern everyone. They have been looking for a compliment to Smith, and it may reach a point where Terrance Newman switches over, and plays safety.

Long Snapper:
Kevin McDermott

Jeff Locke- I know Vikings fans may not like this, but Locke will be the punter in 2016. When you spend a draft choice on a punter or kicker, it's like spending a first round draft choice on a quarterback. The Wagon is hitched, whether people like it or not.

Blair Walsh- This man has had a rocky up and down career. He gets yet another season though.

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