5 potential training camp cuts the Vikings could target in 2021

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Khalil Davis – DT (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The immediate future of Vikings rookie Jaylen Twyman is still up in the air after he suffered multiple gunshot wounds recently. He is expected to make a full recovery, but just what this has done to the player’s chances of hitting the ground running in 2021 remains to be seen.

Depth at the defensive tackle position looks strong, led by the veteran trio of Michael Pierce, Dalvin Tomlinson, and the returning Sheldon Richardson. However, if Twyman cannot take part in the early portion of the campaign, then bringing someone else in to boost options should be considered by the Vikings.

Although Khalil Davis didn’t get on the field much for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, his first season came with a Super Bowl ring and plenty of confidence ahead of another important training camp for the undrafted free agent.

The former Nebraska star operates in an area of the field that is particularly deep in Tampa Bay. Davis has his work cut out making the roster, and even though he is a primary candidate for their practice squad, another team could swoop and acquire his services before then.

This isn’t necessarily the biggest need for the Vikings. But Davis flashed some likable qualities during his limited reps in 2020 to suggest that much more could be to come from the player with a little more development.