6 Vikings players impressing early during 2021 OTAs

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With minicamp set to begin next week, who are some of the Minnesota Vikings players that have made the most of the team’s OTA practices this year?

Last year, the Minnesota Vikings were probably one of the teams in the NFL that suffered the most from the cancellation of in-person OTAs and minicamps due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Vikings were dealing with a lot of roster changes and they had an excessive amount of first-year players in need of some on-field coaching. If OTAs and minicamp weren’t canceled in 2020, Minnesota would have probably had a better chance at getting back into the playoffs last season.

This year, things are starting to get closer to being back to normal as the Vikings have been able to hold their OTA sessions out on the practice fields at the TCO Performance Center.

With another group of new faces on the roster this year, Minnesota should be able to benefit from regaining the ability to coach their players face-to-face this offseason.

The Vikings have held more than a handful of voluntary OTA practices during the last few weeks and several members of their roster have stood out more than others. Who are some of the Minnesota players that have been looking promising in these offseason practice sessions?