5 young Vikings players we won’t see in the 2020 season

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Alexander Hollins – WR

Alexander Hollins is the only second-year player to make this list. He was a guy who made a little noise late in the 2019 season for the Vikings, showing very good speed and hauling in a few balls for 46 yards.

Hollins made even more noise in Minnesota’s training camp this summer and many assumed he’d make the final 53-man roster, forcing the team to let go of someone like their free-agent signing, Tajae Sharpe.

Shockingly, the Vikings released Hollins and instead kept a special teamer who was listed as a wide receiver in undrafted Dan Chisena. Hollins was signed to Minnesota’s practice squad though and that is where he currently is marinating.

As impressive as Hollins was in camp this summer and the potential he has, it’s extremely doubtful he sees the field for the Vikings this season.

He’s got Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson far ahead of him on the depth chart and even if those guys get hurt, it would be Chad Beebe, Bisi Johnson, and Sharpe seeing the field before he gets a sniff.

Even if Hollins got called up to the active roster at some point this year and got on the field, him seeing a target would be a long shot.

Kirk Cousins hasn’t exactly spread the love this season and Minnesota has heavily relied on Dalvin Cook and the running game. While Hollins has as much potential as any young player on the Vikings roster, we probably won’t get to see any of that until 2021 at the earliest.