Todd McShay Mock Draft 4.0 Has Vikings Selecting OT La’el Collins


Time to check in on ESPN draft expert Todd McShay and see who he is projecting to the Vikings in his latest mock.

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We see that McShay in Mock Draft 4.0 (!!!!) has gone against the recent prevailing wisdom about the Vikings’ draft intentions and selected an offensive tackle, La’el Collins of LSU.

"Analysis: We’ve had the Vikings take Teddy Bridgewater’s former go-to target at Louisville, DeVante Parker, at No. 11 previously, but he’s off the board in this scenario and the trade for Mike Wallace lessens their need at wide receiver. Cornerback is another need area, and Michigan State’s Trae Waynes would make sense, but they really need to upgrade their offensive line and Collins has the versatility to help at guard or tackle. He needs to improve some in pass protection but is a tough, high-character player who is very effective as a run-blocker with his massive frame and straight-line burst."

CBSSports sees a comparison between the 6-4, 305-pound Collins and a current NFL player a lot of Viking fans wanted the team to target in free agency:

"James Carpenter, Seattle: Collins is a better athlete than Carpenter and therefore may be likelier to remain outside than Alabama’s former tackle, who has since become a mauling run blocker at left guard with the Seahawks."

La’el Collins, T.J. Clemmings or Brandon Scherff? Why are we even worrying about offensive tackle after signing Babs? It’s gotta be Babs at left tackle this year right?

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