Chase Ford Makes Nice Catch On First Day of OTAs (GIF)


Chase Ford did a nice job filling in for Kyle Rudolph in 2014, but former UDFA can’t rest on that past success if he wants to fend off rookie 5th round pick MyCole Pruitt and keep a spot with the Vikings in 2015.

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This sure-to-be-heated tight end competition won’t begin in earnest until training camp, but Ford knows it’s never too early to make a positive impression on coaches.

The Vikings hit the practice field for their first OTA session of the year on Tuesday and Chase Ford began making the case for himself with this bobbling behind-the-back catch.

Come on now, it’s a nice catch. Yeah it’s only the first day of OTAs but still.


Kyle Rudolph will be the Vikings’ #1 tight end this year (though he himself has plenty to prove coming off another injury-marred season), and Rhett Ellison seems more-or-less secure as the top blocking tight end (though even he should probably not bank on anything 100%).

Beyond that, the battle mostly boils down to MyCole Pruitt v. Chase Ford. Rookie Pruitt has a lot of raw talent and would seem to have a leg-up considering where he was drafted, but Ford has shown that he can play ball as well.

Former Packer Brandon Bostick is probably the man with the weakest case as OTAs begin, but again, we’re only at the beginning of the process. All these players would do well to show versatility, particularly in blocking, if they want to stick around.

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