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2022 Vikings Player Grades


Kirk Cousins: A

Great Pro Bowl Year for Kirk, Would have been a MVP Canidate if the record was better.

Mond/Mannion: D

No real action for Mond, Mannion wasn’t great against Green Bay.

Running Back:

Dalvin Cook: C+


CJ Ham: A

Great runs throughout the year. Did what you asked for a fullback. 

Alexander Mattison: A-

Great games in Cook’s absence vs Seattle and Detroit, good role player.

Kene Nwangwu: B- (As a Running Back, well get to return man later)


Justin Jefferson: A+

Look at the stats. Top 5 in the League, would be a 5 win team without him. 

Adam Thielen: B+

Similar to Dalvin, Injuries held AT19 Back. Still a big number of redzone targets and TDs. 

KJ Osborn: A

Great step-up from his rookie year, great game vs Arizona and played a big role.

Ihmir Smith-Marsette: B

Dede Westbrook: D+

Tight End:

Tyler Conklin: A-

Career year in Irv’s absents, earned himself a big pay-day.

Chris Herndon: D-

1 touchdown the entire year. Traded a 4th rounder for him. Terrible year.

Luke Stocker: B-

Ben Ellefson: D+

Offensive Line: 

Christian Darrisaw: B

Ezra Cleveland: B+

Garrett Bradbury: B-

Mason Cole: C

Oli Udoh: F

Holding, offense, number 74. Twice a game. 

Brian O’Neill: A-

Blake Brandel: C-

Defensive Ends/EDGE Rushers:

Danielle Hunter: B-

DJ Wonnum: A-

Sheldon Richardson: B+

Kenny Willekes: B-

Patrick Jones: D+

Interior Dline/Nose Guards/Defensive Tackles:

Mike Pierce: C+

Dalvin Tomlinson: B-

Armon Watts: A


Eric Kendricks: B

Nick Vigil: B

Anthony Barr: A

Blake Lynch: A-

Chazz Surratt: D


Patrick Peterson: B

Cam Dantzler: F+

Mack Alexander: D+

Kris Boyd: C-

Harrison Hand: D+

Bashaud Breeland (Sure): F—–


Harrison Smith: B

Xavier Woods: C

Cam Bynum: A

Special Teams

Kickers: Greg Joseph: C

Punter: Jordan Berry: A

Long Snapper (Sure?): Andrew DePaola: A

Kick Return: Kene Nwangwu: A++ 

Ihmir Smith Marsette: D

Ameer Abdullah: B-

Punt Return: Dede Westbrook: D

Ihmir Smith Marsette: D+

Special Teamers/Kickoff and Punt Teamers:

Dan Chisena: A-

Kris Boyd: B+

Troy Dye: B

Blake Lynch: A-

Ryan Connelly: C

Harrison Hand: B 

Josh Metellus: B