5 Vikings positions that have worsened since the start of training camp

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Safety No. 3

There’s no question about the top of the Vikings’ safety depth chart. Harrison Smith is one of the best in the NFL, and Xavier Woods was brought in to start. We haven’t seen much of either of those two in any preseason game, and that is because the team doesn’t want them to suffer an injury. The Vikings are wise to roll that way because what we’ve seen from the depth behind them in the preseason so far is very concerning.

Myles Dorn, Cam Bynum, and Josh Metellus have all struggled when seeing game action in the preseason. Dorn was initially listed ahead of these two when the first depth chart came out, but he has struggled to stick with his man and hasn’t made any big plays.

Metellus also struggled in coverage, though the guy is very solid on special teams, and that could save his spot on the roster. Bynum was a bit of a surprise fourth-round choice and he has looked like he is completely lost on the field and has no real idea of what his assignments are supposed to be.

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Heading into the summer, it was thought that one of these guys would step up and become a reliable No. 3 option on the Vikings’ safety depth chart. After seeing them through a couple of games, the team may be better scouring the waiver wire to see what is out there.