Harrison Smith, Andrew Sendejo, Jayron Kearse, Anthony Harris, Antone Exum
The Vikings have the top safety in the NFC North. It gives them some leeway to slack a bit in their second man. However, they could really step it up beside Harrison Smith to put their defense over the top.
Sendejo takes most of the snaps beside Smith. He is a solid box player and can tackle well but he is very limited in versatility and coverage. What makes
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Smith so special is that he does everything well. He can freelance and make instinctive decisions to blow plays up. However, Sendejo does not have the versatile skill set to compensate for the calculated risks.
Harris is a solid depth player but has limited upside and is a free agent next season. Kearse was a rookie last season but looked very raw in limited action. Exum is more of a special teams helper at best so this unit is looking for someone to at least be average next to Smith.