Power Ranking Every Vikings Player Under Contract Prior to Training Camp

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Power Ranking Every Vikings Player Under Contract Prior to Training Camp
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Our collective desire to see rankings and lists can be applied anywhere, and just as easily to the Minnesota Vikings. Why not rank every Vikings player heading into training camp?

The criteria for the rankings might be a bit unusual.

First, all positions are held equal—that means a fullback will get as much consideration as a kicker or a quarterback. Without holding rankings equally, quarterbacks will almost always find themselves in the top five and kickers will always find themselves languishing near the bottom.

That's boring.

Instead, holding all positions equal means rewarding some of the underrated blue-collar players who are the best at their position and deserve recognition.

In addition to that, the likelihood of winning a roster spot holds no weight, otherwise players at weak positions would be overrated while players at strong positions would be punished—no need to lose spots because there are Hall of Famers at the position.

Obviously, many of the rankings are speculative and preliminary—it's not designed to predict roster spots and is subject to quite a bit of change over the course of training camps. The rookies have been projected, and therefore the list will prove to be invariably wrong by the time the preseason ends. At least one drafted rookie won't make the team, and it will be difficult to figure out who (or why).

With that, let's start with the worst player on the roster, and move our way up.

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