The defensive line is looking strong
Establishing a strong first line of defense is important for the Minnesota Vikings. In the new 3-4 front, having big bodies that can get after quarterbacks as well as clog holes in the run game can make or break the unit as a whole.
The group is looking good, headlined by Harrison Phillips who had three tackles and a sack as the starting nose tackle. But he wasn’t the only one who made some noise from the defensive line in Week 1 of the preseason.
Armon Watts had a sack during the game. Jaylen Twyman added three tackles. But it was a bubble player who put together a game that should drastically improve his chances of earning a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.
T.Y. McGill racked up two sacks on the dray and looked impressive while getting after the quarterback. The big fellow still has a chance to latch on as a backup nose tackle for Minnesota, but he will need to keep this momentum going.