4 biggest concerns for the 2021 Minnesota Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings look like a much-improved team over the 2020 version of the club. However, there are some concerns as the season approaches.

The Minnesota Vikings are coming off a successful 2021 offseason. They upgraded their defense in a major way with the signings of Dalvin Tomlinson, Patrick Peterson, and Mackensie Alexander. Then they improved their offensive line in the NFL Draft with Christian Darrisaw and Wyatt Davis and the areas that gave the Vikings the biggest issues a year ago appear to be fixed.

While Minnesota looks much better and deeper on paper, there are still some concerns as training camp approaches. Whether or not these concerns grow into actual problems and become issues that keep the team from achieving their goals remains to be seen. But they are something the Vikings need to monitor.

There are four areas that Minnesota needs to be the most concerned about moving forward. The majority of these areas can be alleviated with solid performances this summer or by adding a veteran late in the process to bolster the depth at some spots.

The coming months will show whether these concerns actually become problems. But until then, let’s dive into some of the issues the Vikings need to be aware of.