Minnesota Vikings 2023 mid-season rookie report card

How are the Minnesota Vikings rookies doing halfway though the season?

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Fifth-Round Pick No. 1: Jaquelin Roy - DT (LSU)

Stats: 8 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss

Jaquelin Roy has had a bit of a slow start to his rookie season. He was inactive the first couple of games before making his debut in Week 3 against the Chargers. He found himself inactive again a few weeks later but has been active every week since.

He has made some plays with his eight tackles, and then he's penetrated through the opposing offensive line and made a hit in the backfield. Flores seems to prefer his veterans on the defensive line, but it seems like Roy's snap count has steadily increased.

He should find himself in a much bigger role moving forward, and there's a chance by season's end, he could be one of the top-performing rookies on the 2023 Vikings.


Fifth-Round Pick No. 2: Jaren Hall - QB (BYU)

Stats: 101 passing yards, 10 rushing yds

Hall was never expected to see the field as a rookie, but injuries thrust him into the lineup. Hall came in late in the Green Bay game after Kirk Cousins' Achilles injury and, despite turning the ball over with a fumble, was able to convert a crucial first down that helped the team drain the clock and seal the victory.

Hall got the start against the Falcons, and, after a rough first series, was able to move the team down the field on his second drive.

He attempted to run for a touchdown but was met by two Falcons and, unfortunately, suffered a concussion in the process. That knocked him out of the game, which led to the improbable win by Josh Dobbs.

Hall did show promise in his brief time as the Vikings quarterback, and it's not out of the question we see him start games again this season.