NFL Draft 2018: Minnesota Vikings 7-round mock draft – 2.0

KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Rashaan Gaulden
KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Rashaan Gaulden /
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(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Orlando Brown
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Orlando Brown /

Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. player. 2. 60. OT. Oklahoma. OrlandoBrown

Mike Remmers may permanently move inside to guard for the 2018 campaign, leaving the starting right tackle spot open for the taking. Rashod Hill showed promise in parts of last season, but he is better suited to serve as a swing-tackle off the bench.

The Vikings will look to add starting caliber competition to the position and Orlando Brown is one name to keep an eye on. Brown, out of Oklahoma, is special talent who fall in this draft due to historically poor athletic testing.

Brown is a massive specimen who dominated at Oklahoma, protecting Baker Mayfield’s blind side. His gigantic size and length tends to engulf the defenders in front of him, making it seemingly impossible for bull rushers to attack. He plays with nastiness in the run game, always looking to finish blocks.

Brown performed horribly at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, but it was to be expected with his size. His quickness is a bit underrated, although not a strength. He can keep up with speed-rushers because of his ability to knock defenders off course early and shield the quarterback with his reach to protect around the arc.

In this scenario, Minnesota would have the opportunity to nab an elite pass protector in the second round. It is unknown how far Brown will fall on draft day, but his upside is just as enormous as his frame.

His tape is far too impressive to ignore and the physical traits (length and arm reach) will help alleviate the lack of athleticism.