Grading the Minnesota Vikings 2022 rookie class after year one

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First-Round Pick

Lewis Cine – Safety

Rookie Stats:

  • 3 games played
  • 1 defensive snap
  • 34 special teams snaps

Lewis Cine was Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s first-ever draft pick. He moved all the way down to pick 32 from 12 to get this guy and acquired some extra picks in the process. Cine struggled a bit in camp, suffered some minor injuries, and fell behind.

By the time the season started, he was fourth on the safety depth chart seeing Josh Metellus get the start ahead of him when Harrison Smith was out with a concussion in Week 3. The following week he broke his leg in London, putting an end to his rookie season.

The future is still bright for Cine, but his rookie season was a disaster.

Production Score: 0/5

Second-Round Pick No. 1

Andrew Booth Jr. – CB

Rookie Stats:

  • 6 games played (1 start)
  • 12 tackles

Andrew Booth Jr., like Lewis Cine, spent the majority of his rookie season on the inactive list. The kid just couldn’t stay healthy and ended up playing in only six games. He was targeted quite heavily in those games, and unsurprisingly he struggled.

The good news is that he showed plenty of swagger in camp, and assuming he is healthy for year two, could have a major impact on this defense.

Production Score: 0.5/4