Which Minnesota Vikings players are winning their position battles during the team’s training camp?
Things are coming to a conclusion for what’s been an immensely intriguing training camp for the Minnesota Vikings. The new regime led by head coach Kevin O’Connell has left no stone unturned when it comes to laying the right foundations this summer, which has been a nice change of pace and something the players are responding to in a positive fashion.
Whether this transitions into progression when it counts remains to be seen. The Vikings are quietly fancied to make waves providing key men stay healthy, with a postseason return well within their capabilities given the talent at O’Connell’s disposal.
Although there’s been a more relaxed atmosphere, things are still intense as players look to surge up the depth chart or even win spots on the 53-man roster. What transpires in the preseason will be equally as important, but certain individuals have already staked a strong claim based on their efforts so far.
With this in mind, here are three Vikings players winning their position battles in camp.
Player No. 1
Jesse Davis – RG
There was some intrigue about what the Vikings would do at the right guard position after signing Jesse Davis and drafting Ed Ingram in the second round. Although the LSU product has seen some work with the first unit, it appears as if Minnesota is planning to go with experience initially as O’Connell looks to hit the ground running.
Davis has earned the right to start in Week 1. Whether he can hold onto this position with Ingram breathing down his neck is another matter.
There will be no margin for error for Davis, who didn’t exactly set the world on fire for the Miami Dolphins last season. But at least the Vikings have a nice contingency plan in case things don’t work out.