Predicting the Vikings 2020 Depth Chart: Defensive Line

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Ifeadi Odenigbo
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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Danielle Hunter
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Who will the Minnesota Vikings pick to be a part of their starting defensive line?

Things are going to be different for the Minnesota Vikings on the defensive side of the ball this season. After finding ways to keep the same core of guys together for multiple years, the Vikings finally had to part ways with some longtime members of their defense this offseason.

Among those who departed were Everson Griffen, Linval Joseph, and Stephen Weatherly. Griffen and Joseph played a big part in Minnesota’s defensive line progressing into one of the best in the NFL while Weatherly was one of the team’s key reserves who did a great job whenever his services were needed on the field.

For 2020, the Vikings defensive line is going to be full of youth whether they like it or not (average age of 25-years-old). But this doesn’t mean the group will be lacking experience.

Danielle Hunter is entering his fourth year as one of Minnesota’s starting defensive ends and new defensive tackle Michael Pierce started a total of 30 games during the last four seasons as a member of the Baltimore Ravens.

A number of new faces on the defensive line will be getting a bunch of opportunities for the Vikings in 2020, but the goal of making life miserable for the opposing quarterback will remain the same.

With the regular season currently scheduled to begin in less than two months, how might Minnesota’s defensive line depth chart look when the team steps on the field inside U.S. Bank Stadium for their Week 1 matchup?