5 most important Minnesota Vikings players of 2021

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The Minnesota Vikings have been active all offseason trying to find the best reinforcements, but who is the most important?

The Minnesota Vikings have a deep roster at most positions following their efforts in acquiring talent this offseason. The Vikings have strengthened on both sides of the ball, both in free agency and in the draft. Some very obvious holes needed to be addressed and the Vikings have done so adequately.

However, there are a few stand-out players, who when unavailable, would make the Vikings would struggle mightily

Every team has players that are crucial to their plans, the Vikings are no different. Last season’s injuries, as well as lack of preparation in positions before the start of the season, were a big part of the Vikings’ failure last season. Going into this season, these key players for the Vikings are healthy and available in Week1.

Here are five players the Minnesota Vikings would miss tremendously if they were forced to miss time this season.