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    2015-'16 Roster Thread

    QB: Teddy Bridgewater | Shaun Hill | Mike Kafka | Taylor Heinicke
    RB: Adrian Peterson | Jerick McKinnon | Matt Asista | DuJuan Harris | Joe Banyard | Dominique Williams
    FB: Zach Line
    WR: Mike Wallace | Charles Johnson | Jarius Wright | Cordarrelle Patterson | Stefon Diggs | Adam Thielen | Kain Colter | Donte Foster | Davarius Daniels | Jordan Leslie | Gavin Lutman
    TE: Kyle Rudolph | MyCole Pruitt | Chase Ford | Rhett Ellison | Brandon Bostick | Richard Ross
    T: Matt Kalil | Phil Loadholt | T.J. Clemmings | Mike Harris | Carter Bykowski
    G: Brandon Fusco | Joe Berger | David Yankey | Tyrus Thompson | Austin Shepard | Babatrude Aiyegbusi | Bobby Varado
    C: John Sullivan | Tom Farniok | Zach Kerin

    K: Blair Walsh | Adam Keller
    P: Jeff Locke
    LS: Cullen Loeffler | Kevin McDermott

    DE: Everson Griffen | Brian Robison | Scott Crichton | Danelle Hunter | Justin Trattou | Leon Mackey | Caesar Rayford | Jack Sherlock
    DT: Sharrif Floyd | Linval Joseph | Tom Johnson | Shamar Stephen | B.J. Debose | Isame Faciane | Chigbo Anunoby
    OLB: Anthony Barr | Chad Greenway | Gerald Hodges | Josh Kaddu | Brandon Watts | Edmond Robinson | Brian Peters | Blake Renaud
    MLB: Eric Kendricks | Audie Cole | Casey Matthews | Michael Mauti
    CB: Xavier Rhodes | Trae Waynes | Captain Munnerlyn | Terrance Newman | Josh Robinson | Marcus Sherels | Shaun Prater | Jabari Price | DeMarcus Van **** | Jalil Carter | Justin Coleman
    S: Harrison Smith | Taylor Mays | Antone Exum Jr. | Anthony Harris | Andrew Sendejo | Robert Blanton | Christian Dudzik
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    Gut-reactions on what we got? Anybody got favorite position battles either for starting spots or roster spots? 53 man projections already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AP=MVP View Post
    Gut-reactions on what we got? Anybody got favorite position battles either for starting spots or roster spots? 53 man projections already?
    Favorite battles:
    Safety
    Will LB
    LG
    CB (I'm not sure if Waynes starts right away)

    I think we have some very good depth and developmental upside guys. I love the direction this team is going. We finally have a unifying voice when it comes to what type of players/talent/positions we need. I can't wait to have the offseason programs start so we can see these rookies in purple

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    I'm most interested in seeing who wins the LG spot and whether or not Waynes starts right away. I don't think he needs to with Newman on the roster but I think he finishes the season as a starter.

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    I still wouldn't mind signing Brandon Spikes so he can play the MIKE on early downs/run situations with kendricks at WILL

    Then when we are in our nickel/sub packages (over 60% of defensive snaps) we have Barr and Kendricks on the field

    And lets also not forget about Gerald Hodges who is a very good cover linebacker as well....i'm eager to see what greenway's role is going to be this year cus if kendricks is our starting MLB then i'm assuming chad will start as well at WILL..but if kendricks starts at WILL then where does greenway fit in? Depth/Veteran Presence???

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasthemasta View Post
    I still wouldn't mind signing Brandon Spikes so he can play the MIKE on early downs/run situations with kendricks at WILL

    Then when we are in our nickel/sub packages (over 60% of defensive snaps) we have Barr and Kendricks on the field

    And lets also not forget about Gerald Hodges who is a very good cover linebacker as well....i'm eager to see what greenway's role is going to be this year cus if kendricks is our starting MLB then i'm assuming chad will start as well at WILL..but if kendricks starts at WILL then where does greenway fit in? Depth/Veteran Presence???
    I'd like Spikes to but apparently his camp contact the Vikings late on the first day of the draft and we turned him down so that doesn't appear to be happening.

    I see our starting LBs as:
    Will: Barr
    Mike: Kendricks
    Sam: Greenway

    Whether or not that sticks remains to be seen. I like Cole and Hodges more than Greenway but I see where Zimmer wants to have Greenway around 1 more year.

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    My way to early guess on the 53 man roster:

    QB: Teddy Bridgewater | Shaun Hill
    RB: Adrian Peterson | Jerick McKinnon | Matt Asista
    FB: Zach Line
    WR: Mike Wallace | Charles Johnson | Jarius Wright | Cordarrelle Patterson | Stefon Diggs | Adam Thielen
    TE: Kyle Rudolph | MyCole Pruitt | Rhett Ellison
    T: Matt Kalil | Phil Loadholt | T.J. Clemmings | Mike Harris
    G: Brandon Fusco | Joe Berger | David Yankey | Tyrus Thompson
    C: John Sullivan

    DE: Everson Griffen | Brian Robison | Scott Crichton | Danielle Hunter | B.J. Debose
    DT: Sharrif Floyd | Linval Joseph | Tom Johnson | Shamar Stephen
    OLB: Anthony Barr | Chad Greenway | Gerald Hodges | Michael Mauti
    MLB: Eric Kendricks | Audie Cole | Casey Matthews
    CB: Xavier Rhodes | Terrance Newman | Captain Munnerlyn | Trae Waynes | | Marcus Sherels
    S: Harrison Smith | Robert Blanton | Andrew Sendejo | Taylor Mays | Antone Exum Jr.

    K: Blair Walsh
    P: Jeff Locke
    LS: Kevin McDermott
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    I guess my biggest question is if we are going to play kendricks on the weak side in our base (after hearing spielman talk that's what it sounds like), who the heck is going to play the middle?

    Cole or Mauti? Am i forgetting someone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasthemasta View Post
    I guess my biggest question is if we are going to play kendricks on the weak side in our base (after hearing spielman talk that's what it sounds like), who the heck is going to play the middle?

    Cole or Mauti? Am i forgetting someone?
    I believe the idea is to play Kendricks in the middle in base and then move him outside in nickel and dime situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    My way to early guess on the 53 man roster:

    QB: Teddy Bridgewater | Shaun Hill
    RB: Adrian Peterson | Jerick McKinnon | Matt Asista
    FB: Zach Line
    WR: Mike Wallace | Charles Johnson | Jarius Wright | Cordarrelle Patterson | Stefon Diggs | Adam Thielen
    TE: Kyle Rudolph | MyCole Pruitt | Rhett Ellison
    T: Matt Kalil | Phil Loadholt | T.J. Clemmings | Mike Harris
    G: Brandon Fusco | Joe Berger | David Yankey | Tyrus Thompson
    C: John Sullivan

    DE: Everson Griffen | Brian Robison | Scott Crichton | Danielle Hunter | B.J. Debose
    DT: Sharrif Floyd | Linval Joseph | Tom Johnson | Shamar Stephen
    OLB: Anthony Barr | Chad Greenway | Gerald Hodges | Michael Mauti
    MLB: Eric Kendricks | Audie Cole | Casey Matthews
    CB: Xavier Rhodes | Terrance Newman | Captain Munnerlyn | Trae Waynes | | Marcus Sherels
    S: Harrison Smith | Robert Blanton | Andrew Sendejo | Taylor Mays | Antone Exum Jr.

    K: Blair Walsh
    P: Jeff Locke
    LS: Kevin McDermott
    Starting with this as a base, I would say Josh Robinson beats out Sherels. I dont see how Sherels can be on this team anymore after drafting Waynes and then Diggs (I'm assuming Diggs would take over the PR duties). Also I think Trae beats out Newman. I would have Newman as our CB3 for the outside. I also hope that Berger gets beat out in camp by Yankey or Thompson. I think you can also get rid of Zach Line and put Mycole Pruitt in as FB and then keep Chase Ford

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbyJoe View Post
    Starting with this as a base, I would say Josh Robinson beats out Sherels. I dont see how Sherels can be on this team anymore after drafting Waynes and then Diggs (I'm assuming Diggs would take over the PR duties). Also I think Trae beats out Newman. I would have Newman as our CB3 for the outside. I also hope that Berger gets beat out in camp by Yankey or Thompson. I think you can also get rid of Zach Line and put Mycole Pruitt in as FB and then keep Chase Ford
    I think Sherels is kept over Robinson because of special teams. Mike Preifer LOVES Sherels returning punts. He always brags up how reliable he is. Robinson has no special teams value and isn't a very good corner so I give the nod to Sherels in this case.

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    Is Tyrus Thompson being talked about as a Guard? I'd like to see that but I think he is too tall, no?

    Here are my big surprises that I think will come from camp:

    We release both Michael Mauti and Marcus Sherels. Both Robert Blanton/Andrew Sendejo lose their starting spot to Exum and Greenway loses his starting spot to Hodges. All three vets become role-players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingsfan0845 View Post
    I think Sherels is kept over Robinson because of special teams. Mike Preifer LOVES Sherels returning punts. He always brags up how reliable he is. Robinson has no special teams value and isn't a very good corner so I give the nod to Sherels in this case.
    Robinson is a better CB then both Sherels and Newman. He also is a gunner on ST if I remember correctly so he does have special teams value. I just can't see keeping Sherels on this team when he brings no value outside of PR which Diggs should be able to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by niftynation11 View Post
    Is Tyrus Thompson being talked about as a Guard? I'd like to see that but I think he is too tall, no?

    Here are my big surprises that I think will come from camp:

    We release both Michael Mauti and Marcus Sherels. Both Robert Blanton/Andrew Sendejo lose their starting spot to Exum and Greenway loses his starting spot to Hodges. All three vets become role-players.
    Yeah Spielman pretty much said don't be surprised to see Thompson at OG

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    Quote Originally Posted by niftynation11 View Post
    Is Tyrus Thompson being talked about as a Guard? I'd like to see that but I think he is too tall, no?

    Here are my big surprises that I think will come from camp:

    We release both Michael Mauti and Marcus Sherels. Both Robert Blanton/Andrew Sendejo lose their starting spot to Exum and Greenway loses his starting spot to Hodges. All three vets become role-players.
    Yea i can definitely see us releasing sherels, Mauti is probably on his way out too but I can see him sticking around as a special teamer and solid depth. If Kendricks plays the middle, i think that Hodges starting over Greenway is a foregone conclusion. Greenway has slowed down considerably and is very prone to injury the last couple of seasons, i think it would be a good idea to keep him fresh and play less snaps (could benefit us actually)

    I don't think Hodges gets enough talk around the league and even from us around here. I love his talent and i think that him and Shamar Stephen are guys that we are gunna look at next year and say wow. Stock-piling young talent is really what we've done abd i cant wait to watch them all play together

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