Minnesota Vikings 2023 mid-season rookie report card

How are the Minnesota Vikings rookies doing halfway though the season?
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison
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Halfway through the 2023 season, how have the Minnesota Vikings rookies looked during their first few games out on the field?

The Minnesota Vikings are at the midway point of the 2023 season. It's been a crazy ride so far with the team losing their first three games. It's not so much that they lost those games, it's more how they lost them, with fumbles and costly turnovers.

The Vikings were beating themselves, and things took a bleak turn when Justin Jefferson was injured in the Kansas City Chiefs game and placed on injured reserve.

Despite the dismal turn of events and screams from the fans to tank and go for a high draft pick, the team rallied. They've gone on to win four straight but lost Kirk Cousins in the process. This team is now led by quarterback Josh Dobbs and an opportunistic defense, led by an aggressive coordinator in Brian Flores.

The Vikings wouldn't be where they are without contributions from their rookie class. They've gotten a ton of run out of some of their picks, while others have shown out a bit more sporadically. We are going to take a closer look at each pick and a couple of undrafted players and grade how they've done through the first nine games of the season.