6 biggest takeaways from Vikings vs. 49ers in preseason Week 2

Ty Chandler - Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
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The starting right guard should now be obvious

Heading into the preseason, the Minnesota Vikings released their first unofficial depth chart that showed veteran offensive lineman Jesse Davis as the team’s starter at right guard with Ed Ingram listed as his backup.

Ingram impressed fans and the media in Minnesota’s first preseason game, showing the potential that made him a second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He followed that up with another good performance in the second preseason game.

The Vikings may have sat their first-string offensive line, including Jesse Davis, but Ingram stood out as both a run blocker and a pass protector in this game. He even acted as the lead blocker on Minnesota’s only scoring play, creating a nice gap for rookie running back Ty Chandler to run through.

If Ingram hasn’t jumped Davis on the coach’s depth chart already, he should make that leap for sure by the time the third preseason game is in the books. We will learn more about how the team feels about him against the Broncos on Saturday.