2022 East-West Shrine Bowl and/or Senior Bowl Participants
- Ty Chandler (RB)
- Theo Jackson (S)
- Nick Muse (TE)
- Vederian Lowe (OT)
- Akayleb Evans (CB)
- Ed Ingram (OG)
- Brian Asamoah (LB)
- Eseszi Otomewo (DE)
The Vikings had a lot of draft choices back in 2022, and many of the players they chose played in either the East-West Shrine Bowl or the Senior Bowl.
Ty Chandler, Nick Muse, and Vederian Lowe all participated in the East-West Shrine Bowl, as did Theo Jackson, though he was drafted by the Tennessee Titans before joining Minnesota as a free agent later that season.
Of these players, there's some potential for a class that has been universally panned as underwhelming.
Chandler has a real shot at being the Vikings' starting running back in 2024. He looked good when he finally started getting reps in 2023 and took the job from Alexander Mattison.
Chandler will likely face some competition in the form of a free agent signing or a fairly high draft pick, but it's his job to lose at this point.
Nick Muse could see a bigger role in 2024. T.J. Hockenson will likely miss some time as he recovers from that cheap Kerby Joseph hit that destroyed his knee, and Johnny Mundt is a free agent. Muse could be elevated up the depth chart until Hock returns.
Jackson was a surprising roster make last year and was ahead of former first-round pick Lewis Cine on the depth chart.
Vederian Lowe was traded for a draft pick, and the Vikings hope to find a gem with that choice.
As for the Senior Bowl players from this season, there's only one positive, and that's Ed Ingram.
He's started 32 games for the Vikings, and while there's been more bad than good, he does appear to be improving and will be this team's right guard for the foreseeable future.
Otomewo is on another team, and Asamoah looks like a bust at this point.
Akayleb Evans has started some games, but his play fell off a cliff at the end of the season, and there are questions about his chances of even making the roster next year,