Super early 22-man starter projections for the 2022 Vikings

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Starting Offensive Line

  • Christian Darrisaw – LT

Minnesota’s top draft pick in 2021, Darrisaw started 10 games for the Vikings last season. He’s got a ton of potential and he’ll be back in the starting lineup this year.

  • Ezra Cleveland – LG

Cleveland switched over to the left side of the line last season and he was the best guard on Minnesota’s roster. There’s no reason at this time to think that he won’t be part of the team’s 2022 starting lineup.

  • Chris Reed – C

The Vikings need to find someone other than Garrett Bradbury to play in the middle of their offensive line and Reed could emerge as that guy during training camp this summer.

  • Ed Ingram (Rookie) – RG

With Reed winning the center job, Minnesota’s right guard spot in their starting lineup will come down to Ingram, Jesse Davis, and Wyatt Davis. The rookie should be able to come out on top in this battle.

  • Brian O’Neill – RT

As bad as the Vikings offensive line has been during the last few years, O’Neill has been one of the lone bright spots. He’ll continue to keep Kirk Cousins safe from the right side of the line.