Round 1: Cody Ford, guard – Oklahoma
Following a broken leg in 2016, the six-foot-four and 338-pound offensive lineman returned with a vengeance to be an AP All-America Third Team selection and be part of a unit that earned the Joe Moore Award.
While Cody Ford played right tackle during his final year with Oklahoma, his first couple of years with the Sooners was spent at left guard, which is the position the Minnesota Vikings would likely want the massive man to play.
Considering the severity of the injury to Nick Easton and the ineffective nature of guards Mike Remmers, Brett Jones, and Tom Compton, finding a long term answer at guard at an inexpensive price should be a top priority for the team so they can save salary cap and improve their team.
Ford declared eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft on Tuesday, Jan. 1 and will be among the top offensive linemen available. Odds are that Jonah Williams and Greg Little will be drafted before him, making his availability at number 18 overall possible.