Minnesota Vikings: Projecting starters for the 2021 season

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Who will be the starters for the Minnesota Vikings when they take the field for the 2021 NFL season?

The 2021 NFL Draft has concluded, free agency has settled down, and the schedule has been released. Now, it is time for teams like the Minnesota Vikings to evaluate their talent and put the best possible players on the field to get wins and get in the playoffs.

Minnesota missed the playoffs last year after squandering some opportunities late in the season to lock in a spot. This year, they face an incredibly tough slate of opponents and will need to play excellent football in order to achieve a postseason berth.

Getting the right players on the field in the right spots in order to get the most out of the team is essential. Assembling a starting unit isn’t an easy task, as there are some big competitions that need to happen for starting slots.

Let’s take a look at each unit for the Minnesota Vikings and see who should be part of the team’s base offense, defense, and special teams as they head into the 2021 NFL season and look to win the NFC North.