January 9, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) and defensive back Parry Nickerson (39) and cornerback Cameron Dantzler (27) and safety Harrison Smith. Compulsory Credit: Jeffrey Baker – USA Today Sports.
Organized by the Minnesota Vikings to close next week, the team is preparing for a mandatory minicamp. 7 to 9 June.
Like last year, players should not make any dramas about no-shouting because the franchise does not currently have any major contract disputes.
Still, these are the three big items to observe, among the overall many, since the 2022 Vikings puzzle is about to come together.
1. Who has the right track fast track?
New general managers Kwesi Adofo-Mensah have signed Chris Reid and Jesse Davis through free agency this offseason, possibly to compete for an open RG spot on the depth chart.
But then he spent the second round of draft capital on the controversial Ed Ingram.
When a general manager draws an internal lineman at the beginning of a draft, the prognosis is usually the starting caliber for the draft. Still, Ingram still has to win jobs over two decent candidates, Reed and Davis. For a typical football team, the right guard situation in the June minicamp falls into the “who cares” category. But these are the Vikings, the snake bites in the embarrassing RG performance since the arrival of the Kirk cousins in Minnesota.
RG’s identity is important in 2022, and it will begin to crystallize between June 7-9.
2. Who will start CB in 2022? Dentzler or booth?
Cameron Dantzler vs. Andrew Booth will be among the interesting summer stories to watch. Booth is recovering from a sports hernia, but most expect his presence in a mandatory minicamp.
And if he’s there, fans will keep a watchful eye, realizing he’s the kind of rookie he’s just starting. Many draft estimates in the 1st round of the April draft booed Booth, but he fell to the Vikings in Round 2 – probably due to a sports hernia.
Patrick Peterson was the Vikings’ most consistent corner in 2021, so it’s unlikely he will be overtaken by an unproven booth on the depth chart. Therefore, a Dantzler-Booth battle will take shape early this summer.
3. Did Kellen Mond really emerge as QB2?
This is incredibly interesting, not because Monde is going to have a big impact in 2022 but because of Monde’s vision. Even after that This season.
Listen, it’s hard to fathom, but there’s a reasonable chance to emulate the 2022 Vikings 2020 and the 2021 Vikings – not scary but play-off bound. If so, Kirk’s cousins won’t be associated with the franchise for very long.
Therefore, it is vital for Minnesota Brass to learn whether the Monde has a descendant to start with. If he doesn’t – and Mike Zimmer is right all the time – Adopho-Mensah could pivot in the NFL Draft for future quarterbacks.
However, if the mane is electrified, shows promise news or shows some of it, the future QB1 of the Vikings may already be at home. And since quarterbacks are the most important position in a football team, the Vikings must learn the basics if Mond has “it”.
If you keep tabs on the Vikings this summer and that’s it Manion show In QB2, this means that Mond does not have “it”.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to her daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. She Hosts a podcast With Bryant McKinney, which airs every Wednesday Raun Sai And Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking Fandom dates back to 1996. Listed Criminal Pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos’ and The Doors (Band).