2. To date, Ngakoue’s durability is a huge asset
A sports cliche is necessary here. “Availability is the best ability.” The origins of this apropos quote are not expressly known, but whichever man or woman was first to emphasize the point was really on to something.
As far as the Vikings are concerned, Minnesota acquired a subscriber to this maxim as Ngakoue has put this motto into a realization. Ngakoue missed a game to injury last season — it was the first such occurrence of his four-year career. Since 2016, 14 defensive ends have missed one game or less. The Vikings now employ two of these men on their defensive line in Danielle Hunter and Ngakoue. The Viking Age assuredly is not in the business of jinxing, but the dependability of the Vikings two top pass-rushers in mandatory information.
The Teflon-like reputations of Hunter and Ngakoue, in terms of physique and health constancy, are a rare pairing of personalities. At the moment, Hunter has missed all of training camp because of a secret ailment. Otherwise, Hunter has never missed a professional football game to injury. Couple that historical trend with Ngakoue’s reliability and we should see plenty of this new Hunter-Ngakoue recipe in 2020.