By Adam Roberts – 9/8/2021
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has never come across to me as the kind of person who enjoys surprises. So maybe it’s not too shocking that there aren’t too many surprises on the Vikings unofficial depth chart released by the team yesterday.
Most notably, it looks like D.J. Wonnum has beat out Stephen Weatherly and Everson Griffen for the starting right defensive end position opposite veteran Danielle Hunter. Meanwhile Oli Udoh won the starting right guard position over rookie Wyatt Davis, and Tyler Conklin will start the season as Minnesota’s number-one tight end while the recently-acquired Chris Herndon gets up to speed on his new playbook.
Minnesota opens the season at Cincinnati on Sunday.