Grading the Minnesota Vikings 2022 rookie class after year one

(Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Getty Images) Brian Asamoah
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Second-Round Pick No. 2

Ed Ingram – OG

Rookie Stats:

  • 17 games played (17 starts)

The Vikings definitely got a solid return on their second, second-round pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. The argument could be made regarding the quality of that return, but Ingram did start an impressive 17 games for the team at right guard.

Ingram definitely had his struggles. He was overpowered at times, was too slow out of his stance, stepped on his quarterback’s foot more than once, and was late on some blocks.

That being said, he did have some nice moments, especially in the running game, opening up holes and showing the power and nastiness that made the Vikings pick him at 59th overall.

Ingram has a lot to work on to become a competent starter in the league. Here’s hoping the experience he got in year one and a full offseason in Minnesota’s system can help him make that jump.

Production Score: 4/4

Third-Round Pick

Brian Asamoah – LB

Rookie Stats:

  • 16 games played
  • 17 tackles
  • 1 forced fumble
  • 1 fumble recovery

The Vikings chose this speedy and electric linebacker in the third round. Brian Asamoah primarily played on special teams as a rookie but did see some snaps on defense.

He made a spectacular play in the first game against the Giants, knocking the ball out of the receiver’s hand and then recovering the football and returning it into their territory.

It’s that kind of potential that has Vikings fans excited for his future and gives hope he can be the heir to Eric Kendricks in the middle of the Vikings’ defense.

Production Score: 1.5/3