Minnesota Vikings 2022 midseason rookie round-up

(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Lewis Cine
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First-Round Pick (32nd Overall)

Lewis Cine – S


  • 3 games played
  • 2 defensive snaps
  • 34 special teams snaps
  • 0 tackles

Unfortunately, Lewis Cine has been lost for the season after breaking his leg in London. This always seems to happen with at least one first-round rookie every year, and this year it was the Vikings’ turn.

Cine’s rookie season will go down as a wash due to the injury, but it wasn’t exactly off to a fast start prior to it.

Cine battled injuries all through camp and was inactive for the season opener. When Harrison Smith went down with an injury in Week 3, it was Josh Metellus who got the start and not the Minnesota first-round pick.

Obviously, Vikings fans would’ve liked to see Cine a lot more this season. There’s no reason to be concerned about his future at this point, and anyone who throws around the bust label at this point is a damned fool.

Second-Round Pick No .1 (42nd Overall)

Andrew Booth Jr. – CB


  • 2 games played
  • 0 defensive snaps
  • 8 special teams snaps

Andrew Booth Jr., like Cine, has been off to an injury-riddled start. He started off his rookie season with a bang, getting a lot of buzz in camp for his solid play but mostly his cocky, and confident demeanor.

He’s been pretty quiet since then, having mostly landed on the inactive list, as he has fought to overcome a quad injury. Booth’s M.O. coming out of college was his proneness for injury, and that has proven to be the case in the NFL so far. Hopefully, he’s back on the field soon, as the Vikings’ secondary could definitely use him.

Second-Round Pick No. 2 (59th Overall)

Ed Ingram – OG


  • 6 games started

It took three picks, but the Vikings finally got some production out of their 2022 draft class. Ed Ingram earned the starting right guard job in camp and has played well for the most part.

Ingram is a physical and nasty blocker, and that has shown in the run game. He is always looking for a body to hit and is never caught looking at a play as it gets blown up.

Recently he has struggled, especially in pass blocking. Ingram has faced some stiff competition and has had more than his fair share of “Welcome to the NFL” moments. While it may be tough for him now, the experience will only make him better, and that improvement could start this week against the Cardinals.