Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams and defensive end Jared Allen earned praise from Rod Woodson of the NFL Network this week.
Woodson, a former standout defensive back who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer, rated Williams the best current defensive tackle in the NFL and ranked Allen as the league’s No. 2 edge rusher behind Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware. Ware led the NFL with 20 sacks last season and Allen tied for fifth with 14.5.
By the way, the NFL Network also will be showing some Vikings-related content over the July 4th weekend. An episode of the network’s “Missing Rings” episode will feature the 1969 Vikings at 11 p.m. on Sunday. The “Missing Rings” story of the 1998 Vikings will air at 3 a.m. Monday.