5 scariest players on the Minnesota Vikings 2019 roster

(Photo by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Danielle Hunter
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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Everson Griffen
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Everson Griffen /

Everson Griffen – DE

Everson Griffen has been terrifyingly good this season. He is playing some of the best football of his career and is giving would-be blockers nightmares. Griffen has been consistently in opponents’ backfields pressuring quarterbacks and causing them to see ghosts in the secondary.

Griffen is playing better as he gets older and has found a way to trick the aging process and the decline in play that usually goes along with it. This season Griffen has 17 tackles, four sacks, and an interception. Those are impressive numbers for a guy many wrote off after the 2018 season.

Not only is Griffen’s play scary for any offensive tackles he faces, but he also is physically intimidating. He’s 6-foot-3, 271 pounds, and a man that size shouldn’t be as quick, and explosive off the ball as he is.

Griffen has a wild look in his eyes and talks in a rapid pace with a bit of a lisp. One can only imagine the stuff he’s screaming out on the field as the game goes on. He probably also makes a bunch of crazy noises and even howls like a werewolf before the quarterback snaps the football.

As good as Griffen has been, he is also scary for Vikings fans. They have to hold their breaths every time there is a 3rd and 5 or less. Griffen has jumped offsides many times this season, giving opponents a free first down. His intensity is, for the most part, appreciated, but he needs to learn when to turn it down and become more Jekyll than Hyde.