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UNIT GRADES
Jim Trotter
September 01, 2008
SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the Vikings' units.
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September 01, 2008

Unit Grades

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SI.com's NFL personnel expert Michael Lombardi evaluates the Vikings' units.

QB C-
Can Jackson handle all the looks that will be thrown at him?

RB A
Greatness with Peterson; depth with Chester Taylor.

WR C
Need Berrian to be a deep threat, and Rice to emerge.

TE B-
Shiancoe improving as a receiver; Jimmy Kleinsasser is mobile.

OL B+
McKinnie's status (possible suspension by NFL) is the key.

DL A
Allen brings an edge rush to already stalwart group.

LB B
Henderson anchors a unit that is big, strong and fast.

DB C+
Pass rush will take pressure off; Sharper is a playmaker.

ST B
Solid in every phase; Longwell is a reliable vet.

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