Highest graded Vikings on offense from the 2020 season

Jack White
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Heading into the year, the Vikings had some promise.

The team was coming off a playoff berth and a victory over the Saints in the postseason. Minnesota had departures in free agency, but some of those players struggled for the team in 2019.

There was an argument to be made that the Vikings got slightly better. That was not the case, of course.

With a younger roster and worse injury luck, Minnesota finished 7-9, missing out on the postseason.

The Vikings had plenty of disappointments this year, but there are still reasons for optimism. Several first-year players stood out, for instance.

Here is a look at the highest graded Vikings with at least 100 snaps from the 2020 season on offense, as compiled by Pro Football Focus. It wasn’t a year to remember for Vikings fans, but these players have potential.

WR Justin Jefferson

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PFF grade: 90.4

RB Dalvin Cook

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PFF grade: 89

WR Adam Thielen

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PFF grade: 87.4

QB Kirk Cousins

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PFF grade: 83.9

RB Alexander Mattison

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PFF grade: 80.9

OL Brett Jones

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PFF grade: 77.6

RT Brian O'Neill

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PFF grade: 77.5

T Rashod Hill

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PFF grade: 72.4

T Riley Reiff

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PFF grade: 71.4

TE Irv Smith Jr.

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PFF grade: 70