5 Vikings who increased their stock after the first preseason game

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 09: Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (95) sacks New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) during an NFL preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings on August 9, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. (Photo by Stephen Lew/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Ifeadi Odenigbo – DE

After just missing out on making the Vikings regular season roster in 2018, Ifeadi Odenigbo is doing his best to make sure the outcome is different this year.

Odenigbo kicked off his 2019 preseason with a solid performance against the Saints. He only finished with three tackles, but he was definitely making things difficult for New Orleans’ offensive line during the matchup.

With Tashawn Bower out with an Achilles injury, Odenigbo has been getting a lot of valuable reps with Minnesota’s second-team defense in this year’s training camp. Currently, it seems like he is the fourth defensive end on the Vikings’ depth chart behind Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen, and Stephen Weatherly.

Odenigbo has improved every year since was drafted by Minnesota in 2017 and there’s no reason to believe that his progression is going to stop anytime soon.