Vikings 53-man roster prediction after preseason Week 1

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Vikings 53-man roster projection

Offensive line (9)

  • Christian Darrisaw
  • Ezra Cleveland
  • Garrett Bradbury
  • Ed Ingram
  • Brian O'Neill
  • Oli Udoh
  • Vederian Lowe
  • Austin Schlottmann
  • Blake Brandel

The offensive line looked rough for the Minnesota Vikings in their first preseason game. and that kind of struggle should make everyone question the depth and stability of the unit heading into the 2023 NFL season.

Christian Darrisaw and Brian O'Neill are very good bookends at offensive tackle but the real question comes when looking at the rest of the roster, especially the interior of the line and how it struggles to hold or get a push.

Ezra Cleveland, Garrett Bradbury, and Ed Ingram return as the likely starters and each of them should essentially be assured a roster spot. Figuring out backups and swing players might be a real challenge for this coaching staff, though.

Seriously, it wouldn't be shocking for any player to look good in practices and the final preseason games and take that momentum to make the roster. At the moment, Oli Udoh, Vederian Lowe, Austin Schlottmann, and Blake Brandel are my guesses based on their experience and familiarity.