Michael Deiter – OG (Wisconsin)
Wisconsin is known for beer, cheese and offensive linemen and with the Vikings needing to come out of this draft with a couple of the latter, tapping into the Badgers’ lineage to select Deiter is a solid choice.
Deiter is currently ranked 85th on Ledyard’s big board, but he would be a great fit for Minnesota thanks to his athleticism.
The Draft Network’s Kyle Crabbs described the 6-foot-6, 321 pound guard as a scheme diverse prospect that uses his traits as well as a high football IQ to become a mainstay in the offensive line.
"“Michael Deiter is a scheme diverse prospect who will bring a diverse set of tools to whichever NFL franchise drafts him. Deiter has excellent mobility and his play in space allows him to be a lead blocker on boundary plays and screens.”"
A scouting report like that should sound like music to the Vikings’ ears as they had problems using their athletic linemen all throughout last season.
With a better scheme to help take advantage of Pat Elflein, Brian O’Neill, and possibly Nick Easton, Deiter would be another versatile weapon that can help create space in the run and passing game and plug another hole in Minnesota’s offensive line.