6 Vikings players to watch vs. the Raiders in Preseason Week 1
By Adam Carlson
Garrett Bradbury, center
This has not been a good training camp for Garrett Bradbury. The struggling center has struggled to prove he can be an anchor on the offensive line and seems to struggle against bigger defensive linemen attacking him.
If Bradbury continues to struggle, there are players on the roster who could step in and be the starter. There have also been rumblings of the team being open to trading for a new starting center. This isn’t looking good for Bradbury and he needs a big preseason to keep his role.
Andrew Booth Jr., cornerback
On the complete opposite of the spectrum, Andrew Booth Jr. has been electric during training camp. He has been making plays, saying the right things to the media, and looking like a player hungry to be a starter in the Minnesota Vikings defense.
Of course, Booth would need to leapfrog Cameron Dantzler for a starting role, which would be quite an accomplishment for the rookie. However, continuing to prove that he can be an asset in the secondary will only earn him more trust from the coaching staff moving forward.