7 takeaways from the first two weeks of Vikings OTAs

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: Laquon Treadwell #11 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Rams on September 1, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Rams 27-25. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Two weeks into their first OTA practices of 2019, what have we learned about the Minnesota Vikings and their chances at being successful next season?

After a few months off, the Minnesota Vikings have finally returned to the practice fields at the TCO Performance Center. The Vikings have been holding their OTAs (offseason training activities) over the past two weeks and some actual footballs are being tossed around.

Not including their conditioning sessions from earlier this year, Minnesota has held a total of six OTA practices over the past two weeks.

Despite the Vikings players not being able to wear pads, the team’s coaching staff can still learn a lot about their current personnel during these practices. Minnesota has a bunch of young players hoping to contribute for the team in 2019 and this is the time for them to make a good impression.

While these OTA practices are technically voluntary, the majority of the Vikings roster has been in attendance for these sessions over the last two weeks. Everyone knows how important this upcoming season is and no one wants another outcome like last year.

So what have been a few of the top takeaways from Minnesota’s first six OTA practices of 2019? Are the Vikings back on track to being a top competitor again next season?