4 Vikings we can safely call busts after the 2022 season

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Armon Watts – DT

Armon Watts was a sixth-round pick for the Vikings in 2019 and he did show some promise at times. He played sparingly early in his career but when he was on the field, he made some things happen, with 1.5 sacks and 13 tackles.

He continued to improve, peaking in 2021 when he had 46 tackles, three tackles for a loss, and an impressive five sacks. Going into the 2022 season, he was a projected starter and it appeared it would stay that way as the regular season approached. Instead, Watts was cut and the team went out and traded for Ross Blacklock who did absolutely nothing.

Watts was picked up by the Chicago Bears just like everyone else who was cut last August. He went on to rack up 35 tackles with four tackles for a loss and one sack. Watts is by no means a star in this league but he’s playing pretty well for a sixth-round pick.

As far as the Vikings go, he can now be considered a bust as he lasted just three seasons with the team. It’s still worth wondering why he was let go as the players kept instead were not very good at all.

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