Midseason report for the Minnesota Vikings 2021 rookie class

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Kellen Mond – QB

  • 0 games played

Kellen Mond has yet to be active for the Vikings on game day. Instead of having a rookie backup, the team opted to sign Sean Mannion off the scrap pile and he’s been the one holding the clipboard for the Vikings on Sundays.

It’s a little disappointing, but the team probably thought it was going to be competitive in 2021 and wanted a veteran presence. Mond did show some flashes late in the preseason, so if the team continues to find ways to lose games, he may be called up on Sundays, and maybe even see some action late in the season.

Chazz Surratt – LB

  • 4 games played
  • 36 special teams snaps

Chazz Surratt was expected to be one of the rookies who could contribute this season. He was seen as a swiss army knife type of defender and it was thought he’d have some sort of role in different packages on Zimmer’s defense while being a special team’s ace.

While he has been on special teams his impact has been minimal. It was clear early in camp that this youngling had a ways to go, as it was reported he was slow catching on to the defense. Maybe Surratt will start seeing some snaps as the season wears on, but for now, the start to his NFL career has been a disappointing one.

Wyatt Davis – OG

  • 4 games Played
  • 22 special teams snaps

Wyatt Davis was thought to be a strong contender to be the team’s right guard this season. He was a highly-touted prospect coming out of Ohio State with great bloodlines. Davis is known to be a mauler and road grader and his level of nastiness was much needed on this offensive line. He was usurped on the depth chart by the emergence of Oli Udoh, and even though his play has declined, it appears Davis is far from seeing the field.

When Udoh got hurt against the Ravens, it was Blake Brandel who came in and not Davis. That was a bit shocking to see, and it’s safe to assume we won’t Davis get any meaningful snaps on offense until the Vikings are eliminated from playoff contention. This is another disappointing start from a member of this class.

Patrick Jones II – DE

  • 1 game played
  • 6 snaps

Patrick Jones has been hurt the majority of the season but was finally active against the Baltimore Ravens. He played in just 6 snaps and didn’t accumulate any stats. While Jones has been M.I.A. the majority of the season, his snaps should start revving up in the next few games.

With Danielle Hunter out, and Weatherly traded, the Vikings are suddenly thin on the defensive line. Jones will get his fair share of work as the team likes to keep their edge rushers fresh. He should have ample opportunity to show why he was a third-round choice.