Ben Gedeon
24-Year-Old LinebackerLB
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Gedeon, a 2017 fourth-rounder, earned a weakside linebacker role last year in the preseason, ultimately logging nine starts. However, because the 6-foot-2, 244-pounder tended to come off the field whenever the Vikings went to one of their nickel packages, Gedeon played less snaps than a typical starter would. Nevertheless, winning a starting job out of the gate as a rookie was an impressive feat, and Gedeon will have room to grow during the final three years of his first NFL contract. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.0 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2017.
Five tackles in Sunday's win
LBMinnesota Vikings
September 10, 2018
Gedeon had five tackles (four solo) in Sunday's win over the 49ers, tying a career high.
ANALYSIS
Don't expect too many high-tackle games from Gedeon, however, as he comes off the field in nickel and dime packages. Gedeon played just 30 of the defense's 67 snaps.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Ben Gedeon's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
244 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.13 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.98 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
27 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.63 in
 
More Fantasy News
Records 37 tackles in rookie season
LBMinnesota Vikings
January 25, 2018
Gedeon racked up 37 tackles this past season, while playing in all 16 of Minnesota's games.
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Starts at weak-side linebacker
LBMinnesota Vikings
September 12, 2017
Gedeon started at weak-side linebacker but had just two tackles in Monday's win over the Saints. He played just 16 of 62 snaps on defense.
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Leading weak-side linebacker candidate
LBMinnesota Vikings
August 25, 2017
Gedeon will start Thursday's preseason game at weak-side linebacker and appears to be the leading candidate for the job, head coach Mike Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
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Getting first-team reps
LBMinnesota Vikings
August 15, 2017
Gedeon has been getting first-team reps at weakside linebacker in practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Drafted by Vikings
LBMinnesota Vikings
April 29, 2017
The Vikings selected Gedeon in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 120th overall.
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