Michael Rothstein of ESPN notes that as he switches from cornerback to wide receiver, Jamal Agnew makes the team because of his flexibility and return skills. However, his roster spot could be lost to rookie Jason Huntley who could steal the returner job.
Veteran guards Joe Dahl and Kenny Wiggins are likely to make the roster after having significant roles last year, according to Rothstein. Dahl could also possibly end up starting at either guard spot for the Lions.
Rothstein notes several issues with the defensive line including if young players Austin Bryant and Dashawn Hand will fair well after returning from injuries in 2019. Rothstein is also curious to see how quickly rookie Julian Okwara will adjust to the NFL playing alongside his brother Romeo Okwara.
The NFL and NFLPA are discussing a 2021 salary cap floor of $175 million, which is down from the $198.2 million this year. It’s possible that the figure could be pushed higher, depending on the revenue losses incurred by the league from the 2020 season.
With the influx of youth on the defensive line, Cronin thinks the Vikings will part ways with veteran DT Shamar Stephen this preseason.
Cronin has 12 of Minnesota’s 15 draft picks making the final roster along with one rookie undrafted free agent, CB Nevelle Clarke. She left off Stanley, sixth-round OT Blake Brandel and seventh-round C Kyle Hinton.