Extremely early Vikings 53-man roster prediction for 2024 after NFL Draft

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After months of anticipation, the 2024 NFL Draft has now concluded, and the Minnesota Vikings are that much closer to returning to the field for a meaningful football game.

During the last few days, the Vikings added a number of new faces to their roster, headlined, of course, by quarterback J.J. McCarthy and pass rusher Dallas Turner. In addition to the selections Minnesota made during this year's NFL Draft, they were also able to land some notable undrafted players.

We're still multiple months away from the Vikings releasing their final roster for the 2024 regular season, but if decisions had to be made right now, who might be among the 53 players the team decides to keep around?

Extremely early 53-man roster prediction for the Minnesota Vikings following the 2024 NFL Draft

Quarterbacks (2)

J.J. McCarthy (Rookie)
Sam Darnold

Running Backs (5)

Aaron Jones
Ty Chandler
DeWayne McBride
Kene Nwangwu
C.J. Ham (FB)

Wide Receivers (6)

Justin Jefferson
Jordan Addison
Brandon Powell
Trent Sherfield
Jalen Nailor
N'Keal Harry

Tight Ends (4)

Josh Oliver
Johnny Mundt
Nick Muse
Trey Knox (Rookie)

Offensive Line (9)

Christian Darrisaw (Starting LT)
Blake Brandel (Starting LG)
Garrett Bradbury (Starting C)
Ed Ingram (Starting RG)
Brian O'Neill (Starting RT)

David Quessenberry (OT)
Walter Rouse (Rookie OT)
Dan Feeny (OG)
Tyrese Robinson (OG)

Defensive Line (5)

Harrison Phillips
Jerry Tillery
Jaquelin Roy
Jonathan Bullard
Jihad Ward

Outside Linebackers (5)

Jonathan Greenard
Dallas Turner (Rookie)
Andrew Van Ginkel
Patrick Jones II
Gabriel Murphy (Rookie)

Inside Linebackers (4)

Ivan Pace Jr.
Blake Cashman
Kamu Grugier-Hill
Brian Asamoah II

Cornerbacks (6)

Byron Murphy
Shaq Griffin
Mekhi Blackmon
Akayleb Evans
Khyree Jackson (Rookie)
NaJee Thompson

Safeties (4)

Harrison Smith
Cam Bynum
Josh Metellus
Jay Ward

Specialists (3)

Will Reichard (Rookie K)
Ryan Wright (P)
Andrew DePaola (LS)

PUP List (1)

T.J. Hockenson - TE

Cuts (36)


Nick Mullens - QB
Jaren Hall - QB
Myles Gaskin - RB
Daylen Baldwin - WR (UDFA Rookie)
Devron Harper - WR (UDFA Rookie)
Lucky Jackson - WR
Trishton Jackson - WR
Ty James - WR (UDFA Rookie)
Jeshaun Jones - WR (UDFA Rookie)
Malik Knowles - WR
Thayer Thomas - WR
Jeremy Flax - OL (Rookie)
Doug Nester - OL (Rookie)
Spencer Rolland - OL (Rookie)
Matthew Cindric - C (Rookie)
Michael Jurgens - C (Rookie)
Henry Byrd - G


Tyler Manoa - DL (UDFA Rookie)
Owen Porter - DL (UDFA Rookie)
Levi Drake Rodriguez - DL (Rookie)
Taki Taimani - DL (UDFA Rookie)
Jonah Williams - DL
Andre Carter II - OLB
Bo Richter - OLB (UDFA Rookie)
Abraham Beauplan - ILB
K.J. Cloyd - ILB (UDFA Rookie)
Dallas Gant - ILB (UDFA Rookie)
Donovan Manuel - ILB (UDFA Rookie)
Andrew Booth Jr. - CB
A.J. Green III - CB
Dwight McGlothern - CB (UDFA Rookie)
Jaylin Williams - CB
Joejuan Williams - CB
Lewis Cine - S
Theo Jackson - S


John Parker Romo - K

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