Vikings Training Camp 2021: Top 5 takeaways from Day 2

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Staying Vigil

One of the positional battles that hasn’t been discussed too much is the third starting linebacker gig. By now, it’s clear that Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr will be inked into the depth chart, but it will likely be a competition for that third spot.

There are quite a few individuals who could win that role, but one player in the race caught the eye of Daniel House from Vikings Corner and seems to be performing well and looking the part at Minnesota Vikings training camp.

Nick Vigil is a five-year veteran of the NFL with 39 starts under his belt and 69 total games played over the course of five seasons with the Bengals and Chargers. House noted how his speed, movement, and coverage skills caught his eye on Thursday.

Vigil should be considered to be one of the favorites to win that starting linebacker job while the young players behind him learn and develop. Unless one of the high-potential youngsters step up and take the job, Nick Vigil might be on the right track to be the third starting linebacker.