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How The Vikings Roster Was Built

With the Vikings offseason workout program beginning on Monday and players back at the facility, take a position-by-position look at how the current Vikings roster was built.


Teddy Bridgewater (Draft, Round 1, 2014), Shaun Hill (Free Agent, 2015) and Mike Kafka (Free Agent, 2015).

Running Backs

Adrian Peterson (Draft, Round 1, 2007), Jerick McKinnon (Draft, Round 3, 2014), Matt Asiata (Free Agent, 2012), Joe Banyard (Practice Squad, 2012), DuJuan Harris (Free Agent, 2015), Henry Josey (Jaguars' Practice Squad, 2014), and Dominique Williams (Undrafted Free Agent, 2014).


Zach Line (Undrafted Free Agent, 2013)

Wide Receivers

Mike Wallace (Trade with Miami, 2015), Charles Johnson (Browns' Practice Squad, 2014), Cordarrelle Patterson (Draft, Round 1, 2013), Jarius Wright (Draft, Round 4, 2012), Adam Thielen (Undrafted Free Agent, 2013), Kain Colter (Undrafted Free Agent, 2014) and Donte Foster (Undrafted Free Agent, 2014).

Tight Ends

Kyle Rudolph (Draft, Round 2, 2011), Rhett Ellison (Draft, Round 4, 2012), Chase Ford (Practice Squad, 2012), Brandon Bostick (Free Agent, 2015) and Ryan Otten (Practice Squad, 2014).

Offensive Line

T Matt Kalil (Draft, Round 1, 2012), C John Sullivan (Draft, Round 6, 2008), G Brandon Fusco (Draft, Round 6, 2011), T Phil Loadholt (Draft, Round 2, 2009), C Joe Berger (Free Agent, 2011), T David Harris (Waivers from San Diego, 2014), G David Yankey (Draft, Round 5, 2014), T Babatunde Aiyegbusi (Undrafted Free Agent, 2015), T Carter Bykowski (49ers' Practice Squad, 2014), C Zac Kerin (Undrafted Free Agent, 2014), T Antonio Richardson (Undrafted Free Agent, 2014), and G Austin Wentworth (Undrafted Free Agent, 2014).

Defensive Line

DE Everson Griffen (Draft, Round 4, 2010), DE Brian Robison (Draft, Round 4, 2007), DT Sharrif Floyd (Draft, Round 1, 2013), DT Linval Joseph (Free Agent, 2014), DT Tom Johnson (Free Agent, 2014), DT Shamar Stephen (Draft, Round 7, 2014), DE Scott Crichton (Draft, Round 3, 2014), DE Justin Trattou (Free Agent, 2013), DT Isame Faciane (Undrafted Free Agent, 2014), DT Chigbo Anunoby (Free Agent, 2015), DE Leon Mackey (Undrafted Free Agent, 2015), and DE Caesar Rayford (Free Agent, 2015).


Chad Greenway (Draft, Round 1, 2006), Anthony Barr (Draft, Round 1, 2014), Audie Cole (Draft, Round 7, 2012), Gerald Hodges (Draft, Round 4, 2013), Michael Mauti (Draft, Round 7, 2013), Brandon Watts (Draft, Round 7, 2014), Casey Matthews (Free Agent, 2015), Josh Kaddu (Practice Squad, 2014), Brian Peters (Undrafted Free Agent, 2015).

Defensive Backs

CB Xavier Rhodes (Draft, Round 1, 2013), CB Terence Newman (Free Agent, 2015), CB Captain Munnerlyn (Free Agent, 2014), S Harrison Smith (Draft, Round 2, 2012), S Robert Blanton (Draft, Round 5, 2012), S Andrew Sendejo (Free Agent, 2011), CB Josh Robinson (Draft, Round 3, 2012), CB Marcus Sherels (Free Agent, 2010), CB Jabari Price (Draft, Round 7, 2014), CB Shaun Prater (Waivers from Philadelphia, 2013), CB Jalil Carter (Free Agent, 2015), CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (Free Agent, 2015), S Antone Exum Jr. (Draft, Round 6, 2014), S Ahmad Dixon (Practice Squad, 2014) and S Taylor Mays (Free Agent, 2015).


K Blair Walsh (Draft, Round 6, 2012), P Jeff Locke (Draft, Round 5, 2013), LS Cullen Loeffler (Undrafted Free Agent, 2004), and LS Kevin McDermott (Free Agent, 2015).

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