Vikings 2016 grades and 2017 roster outlook

A position-by-position look at how the Vikings fared in 2016 and a look ahead at the 2017 season.

Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes intercepted a pass by the Cardinals' Carson Palmer and returned 100-yard for a touchdown in the second quarter Sunday

Vikings grades, outlook: Rhodes stands out in secondary; are big changes ahead?

For the first time since Mike Zimmer gutted the Vikings’ defensive roster upon arrival in 2014, the defense could see some significant turnover.
Danielle Hunter (99) celebrated after sacking Marcus Mariota in the fourth quarter.

Vikings grades, outlook: Hunter breaks through crowded defensive line

January 13, 2017
As part of one of the team's stronger units, defensive end Danielle Hunter broke through as a potential star in the making.
Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Green B

Vikings grades, outlook: Bradford's season both limited, well navigated

January 12, 2017
A turbulent season for the Vikings offense began with Teddy Bridgewater’s severe knee injury and ended with Sam Bradford being named their starter moving forward.

Vikings grades, outlook: Barr's quiet season an enigma

January 16, 2017
Barr, the former ninth overall pick, played more than ever in his third NFL season, but didn’t make the same splash plays Vikings followers became accustomed to seeing from the linebacker.

Vikings grades, outlook: Uneven year opens special teams options

January 18, 2017
Options are open after the Vikings signed a kicker and punter to start the offseason while punter Jeff Locke and kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson are pending free agents.

Vikings grades, outlook: Berger, Boone lead underwhelming offensive line

January 10, 2017
This is the first in an eight-part series reviewing the 2016 Vikings and looking ahead by position.

Vikings grades, outlook: Rudolph lone standout among tight ends, running backs

January 10, 2017
Kyle Rudolph’s career year for the Vikings was a bright spot, but not enough to boost a toothless red zone offense that ranked 31st in points per red zone drive.

Vikings grades, outlook: Thielen, Diggs carry load for top picks at receiver

January 11, 2017
The Vikings got a lot from two smaller contracts and not enough from their top picks at wide receiver in 2016.