5. Sign an offensive lineman
If the Vikings do intend on making a splash in free agency, I believe it will happen on the offensive line. The one player everyone has been zeroing in on in recent days is Baltimore Ravens tackle/guard Kelechi Osemele.
It’s easy to see why the Vikings might be intrigued by Osemele. He is a top-notch guard who showed last year that he is able to play tackle. That kind of positional flexibility is very valuable. If the Vikings decide not to keep Matt Kalil, they could sign Osemele and play him at left tackle. If they decide to keep Kalil, they could play Osemele at left guard.
Osemele seems to have everything you could want in a free agent target: He provides potential value at multiple positions, he does everything well, he provides an immediate upgrade at a position of tremendous need. The Vikings will have to shell out some cash to sign Osemele, but it’s a move they might have no choice but to make.
If they don’t sign Osemele, the Vikings could target former Buffalo Bills player Richie Incognito, a guy who played for Tony Sparano in Miami. Or they could go after Steelers guard Ramon Foster, a young player who appears to be on the rise.
Personally, I would be shocked if the Vikings don’t make some kind of move to bring in a guard or tackle in free agency. Osemele would be the splashiest signing by far.