The Vikings have picked themselves a very large guard. Some would say this guy is too large. How large has he gotten in the past? His nickname is “Tree Top.” And that’s not because he likes to get high. I don’t think. No, that nickname refers to girth. He is as large as a tree top. Wait, isn’t the tree top usually skinny? Yes I am a little loopy after all this draft watching.
Let’s get to the vitals on Tree Top Travis Bond. He is listed at 6-6, 329 but his weight has gotten up as high as 372. That dwarfs even Phil Loadholt. Obviously the Vikings do not want Bond getting back to that weight.
This would qualify as beefing up the offensive line, even if Tree Top never gets back to full Tree Top status. Earlier the Vikes took Jeff Baca of UCLA as well. So they’ve added to their options on the offensive line. They should have a nice deep line when the season rolls around. And maybe one of these guys will push Brandon Fusco who is probably the weak link along that unit.