Preseason rules for the NFL are a little odd from time to time.
Coaches don't need to provide weekly injury reports, but they often comment on the health of their players. There isn't a need for an official depth chart, yet teams release "unofficial" depth charts leading into preseason games. Only to tell you not to pay too much attention to what they say...
Still, we dive deeply into them and construct some BIG opinions based off of what we're seeing at camp, hearing from the players and what's reflected in an unofficial manner on the depth chart. So that's what we're doing today.
Leading into Saturday's first preseason game against the Denver Broncos the Vikings have released the first version of their unofficial depth chart. And while we're not placing season long bets based on what it reflects, there were a few things that did stand out.
First, we look to the offensive line where both rookie's we're hoping fill in for week one are presently listed with the number twos. Christian Darrisaw is presently backing up Rashod Hill at LT and Wyatt Davis is buried at RG behind Oli Udoh and Dakota Dozier. Now this could be both good and bad for the rookies. We wanted to see them getting more reps with the ones by now for sure, but by being slotted in with the twos and threes we might actually see more of them in Saturday's game.
The only other really notable insight from this release is that for now K.J. Osborne is ahead of Chad Beebe, Dede Westbrook and Ihmir Smith Marsette for the WR #3 position.
CLICK HERE to see the full unofficial depth chart...