Draft 2015: Vikings Meet With Tyrus Thompson, Daryl Williams at Oklahoma Pro Day


While the rest of the world is focused on Free Agent Frenzy 2015, not to mention the comings-and-goings of Adrian Peterson, Vikings coaches and scouts are still out there doing their draft prep work by attending pro days and meeting with players.

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One little bit of information to convey from Oklahoma Pro Day via Walter Football correspondent Tony Pauline:

"Results are slowly coming in for the Sooners, but I can pass on that the Minnesota Vikings met with both Tyrus Thompson and Daryl Williams yesterday."

Offensive linemen! We’ve got offensive linemen!

The 6-5, 324-lb Thompson and the 6-5, 327-lb Williams are both graded as potential second round picks. Here’s what CBSSports.com had to say about Thompson:

"Thick lower half and tree trunks for thighs. Good initial quickness, agility and balance for his size. Improved functional strength as a senior, playing with better knee-bend and patience than he did as a part-time starter. Long arms and broad frame effective in running game and pass pro. Extensive experience at the left tackle position against some of the nation’s elite pass rushers in the Big 12."

NFL.com chimes in:

"Thompson has NFL size and flashes NFL potential, but he doesn’t play with the consistency or effort that NFL scouts want to see from him. There will be teams that drop his grade due to football character, but tackles that have traits and upside usually get drafted earlier than their draft grades call for."

CBSSports.com on Williams:

"He may not possess the exciting upside of some of the more athletic tackle prospects in this class but scouts will find Williams’ length, power and experience in a pro-style offense easy to project to the next level. Williams has the look of a plug and play right tackle in the NFL, which is likely to earn him a top 50 selection."

NFL.com says:

"Williams is a competitive player with all the football character you want and NFL power to match. When he gets defenders lined up in his sweet spot, he can drive them out of the play. Winning with guile and toughness over skill, Williams’ lack of functional athleticism is a concern and might be a catalyst for a move inside to guard."

Summary: Both these guys are really big. Either of them could be drafted to play guard and possibly move outside to tackle at some point down the road.

With the Vikings whiffing on Clint Boling, could one of these young men wind up as their starting left guard in 2015?

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