4 Minnesota Vikings who deserve to be back in 2024 and 4 that do not

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Deserves To Be Back: Dalton Risner - OG

Dalton Risner visited the Vikings last August, but he didn't sign with them until mid-September.

It took him a few weeks to get acclimated, but soon, he was starting for the team, and he played so well that Minnesota was comfortable trading Ezra Cleveland to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Risner has been very good in 2023 and has graded out highly in both run and pass blocking by PFF.

Since his insertion into the Vikings' lineup, the offensive line has jelled, going from a major weakness to a big strength.

Risner also has been great for the locker room, becoming an advocate for this team and the culture that Kevin O'Connell has installed.

On top of all of that, Risner has been a standout in the community volunteering and giving back through his RisnerUp Foundation.

Risner deserves a second contract with the team. He came in and quickly picked up the scheme and has been solid.

Minnesota knows what they have in him and don't have to worry about a rookie getting acclimated or a free agent from another team having to come in and learn the terminology and blocking scheme.

Risner also has stated how much he loves being a part of the Vikings and that could potentially lead him to take a contract that is a little more team-friendly.