Minnesota Vikings player power rankings: Week 1 edition

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 15: Harrison Smith #22 of and Xavier Rhodes #29 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate an interception by Smith during the fourth quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on October 15, 2017 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 15: Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings /

There are a lot of power rankings that focus on each team in the NFL, but how do players from the Minnesota Vikings stack up against each other?

When looking at the 53-man roster of the Minnesota Vikings, it is easy to see all the talented players who make up the offense, defense, and special teams. Having an explosive offense and a smothering defense last year made that obvious.

The team as a whole is often listed near the top of power rankings from experts around the NFL, but the question of where these players would be in a ranking of how important they are heading into the season should be interesting.

Keep in mind that the ratings heading into Week 1 of the season will lack some important players to the team, such as rookies and free agent signings. This is because they have yet to make an impact during the regular season in a Vikings uniform.

Each week, players will move up or down the rankings based on their performances in the game. For example, if Latavius Murray rushes for 90 yards and 2 touchdowns with no fumbles, you should expect to see him move up the list while a player who drops two touchdown passes would take a tumble.

Let’s get started with the power rankings for Minnesota Vikings players and kick it off with the player at the tenth spot on the rankings!