Minnesota Vikings: Way-too-early 53-man roster projection

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What will the 53-man roster of the Minnesota Vikings look like when Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season arrives?

Most of the big names in free agency have found new homes in the league and the 2021 NFL Draft is complete. That means the only thing left to do is for teams like the Minnesota Vikings to round out their roster and then trim it down to the 53 best players available.

There are bound to be some changes to the rosters before the purple and gold take the field for Week 1. There could be some more players signed by the team or some trades could happen to change who is competing for a spot on the roster this season.

It would be impossible to predict those moves (or a discussion for a different article), but there is still a lot of great talent available on the team’s roster already and forming a 53-man roster from that pool of players.

Let’s take a look at the individuals who are likely to make the team’s 53-man roster for the 2021 NFL season based on their past play, potential, and fit with the Minnesota Vikings as they attempt to make the postseason and challenge for the Lombardi Trophy.