Ben Gedeon – LB (2017)
I’ve made it pretty clear in various articles and podcasts that I’m not a huge Ben Gedeon fan. He’s just a “guy” who makes tackles, but he doesn’t make any splash plays. Eric Wilson has outplayed him for two seasons and if he re-signs this year, he should go into the 2020 season as the starter at weakside linebacker over Gedeon.
While Gedeon hasn’t been a flashy player, he’s been a consistent one. He’s had 103 tackles in his three years with the Vikings and that is including an injury-plagued 2019 that caused him to miss half the season. Gedeon is also a very solid special teams player whose importance to Minnesota doesn’t always show up in the box score.
In his Vikings career, Gedeon has started 22 games. He’s done what has been asked of him, but not much more. For a guy who was taken in the fourth round of a draft, this is around what teams can expect and hope for.
Gedeon will likely be a special teams stud for the Vikings again in 2020 and see a handful of snaps on defense throughout the season.