May 4, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) runs drills at rookie camp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

First Official Vikings Depth Chart. No Love for the Rookies.

One thing is obvious from the Vikings’ first official depth chart of the preseason: This may be a rebuilding team, but that doesn’t mean rookies are going to get a free ride. As of now only Matt Kalil rates a starting spot. The rest of the new draft picks? They’re going to have to earn their way into the starting line-up. Let’s run it down (four days away from the preseason opener):

Offense

Quarterback

1. Christian Ponder

2. Joe Webb

3. Sage Rosenfels

4. McLeod Bethel-Thompson

Running Back

1. Adrian Peterson

2. Toby Gerhart

3. Lex Hilliard

4. Jordan Todman

5. Derrick Coleman

Fullback:

1. Jerome Felton

2. Ryan D’Imperio

3. Matt Asiata

Left Tackle

1. Matt Kalil

2. DeMarcus Love

3. Kevin Murphy

Left Guard

1. Charlie Johnson

2. Chris DeGeare

3. Tyler Holmes

4. Grant Cook

Center

1. John Sullivan

2. Joe Berger

3. Quentin Saulsberry

Right Guard

1. Brandon Fusco

2. Geoff Schwartz

3. Austin Pasztor

4. Bridger Buche

Right Tackle

1. Phil Loadholt

2. Patrick Brown

3. Levi Horn

X Receiver:

1. Jerome Simpson

2. Michael Jenkins

3. Devin Aromashodu

4. Greg Childs

5. Emmanuel Arceneaux

Z Receiver

1. Percy Harvin

2. Stephen Burton

3. Jarius Wright

4. Kerry Taylor

5. Bryan Walters

6. Kamar Jorden

Y Receiver (TE)

1. Kyle Rudolph

2. John Carlson

3. Rhett Ellison

4. Allen Reisner

5. Mickey Shuler

Defense

Left Defensive End

1. Brian Robison

2. D’Aundre Reed

3. Ernest Owusu

Nose Tackle

1. Letroy Guion

2. Fred Evans

3. Chase Baker

4. Tydreke Powell

Under Tackle

1. Kevin Williams

2. Christian Ballard

3. Trevor Guyton

4. Anthony Jacobs

Right Defensive End

1. Jared Allen

2. Nick Reed

3. Jeff Charleston

Will Linebacker

1. Erin Henderson

2. Marvin Mitchell

3. Everson Griffen

Mike Linebacker

1. Jasper Brinkley

2. Tyrone McKenzie

3. Audie Cole

4. Tyler Nielsen

Sam Linebacker

1. Chad Greenway

2. Larry Dean

3. Solomon Elimimian

4. Corey Paredes

Right Cornerback

1. Chris Cook

2. Chris Carr

3. Josh Robinson

4. Zack Bowman

5. Bobby Felder

6. Chris Stroud

Left Cornerback

1. Antoine Winfield

2. Brandon Burton

3. Marcus Sherels

4. Reggie Jones

5. Corey Gatewood

Nickel Cornerback

1. Antoine Winfield

2. Marcus Sherels

3. Chris Carr

4. Robert Blanton

Strong Safety

1. Mistral Raymond

2. Eric Frampton

3. Robert Blanton

Free Safety

1. Jamarca Sanford

2. Harrison Smith

3. Andrew Sendejo

Special Teams

Punter

1. Chris Kluwe

Kicker

1. Blair Walsh

Long Snapper

1. Cullen Loeffler

Punt Returner

1. Marcus Sherels

2. Jarius Wright

3. Josh Robinson

4. Bryan Walters

Kick Returner

1. Percy Harvin

2. Marcus Sherels

3. Jarius Wright

4. Stephen Burton

5. Josh Robinson

Discuss.

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