5 Vikings players that have been underwhelming this summer

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Josh Metellus – S

The Vikings’ safety position is always an interesting one. Last season, the team decided to keep only two safeties, and for the most part, that roll of the dice paid off.

It’s unlikely they’ll take that gamble again, especially after using a fourth-round pick on Cam Bynum. The question is whether or not they’ll keep four.

Josh Metellus is a guy who did see some action as a rookie. He didn’t see a ton of time at safety and he was mostly utilized on special teams. He is an aggressive player who is better against the run than he is in coverage, but he seemed to have the right attitude, and through his tweets, he appeared to be motivated to not only make the roster but to have an impact in 2021 as well.

When the Vikings released their first unofficial depth chart, Metellus was buried on it. He was listed behind Myles Dorn, who hadn’t seen an NFL snap yet after being placed on injured reserve for all of last season. That speaks volumes about how the Vikings view Metellus.

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It makes sense too. There has been hardly a peep about Metellus making any sort of plays when it comes to defense. It’s almost like he’s not even out there. He still has some time to catch the eye of the coaching staff, but the fact he hasn’t stepped up over the course of the last few weeks is pretty disappointing.