Linval Joseph – DT
For the past two seasons, Joseph has been sort of the Vikings’ unsung hero on defense. Despite the fact that he constantly has to deal with being double-teamed by opposing offensive lineman, the big Minnesota defensive tackle has still found a way to make a difference for his team.
With the Vikings adding defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to the team this offseason, Joseph could potentially be in for his best year yet. Opposing offenses likely will not be able to double-team him as often in 2018 and this could lead to the veteran Minnesota defensive lineman elevating his play to a whole new level.
For those opponents who have had to deal with Joseph in the past, trying to stop him in the upcoming season may be more difficult than ever before.