Top 10 needs for the Vikings heading into the 2019 offseason

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2. Offensive Tackle

The Vikings’ offensive line was a major problem for them in 2018. Granted the tackles were better than the guards, but the team isn’t particularly deep at this position as Rashod Hill is the primary backup to both sides.

Offensive tackle will be addressed in the draft and it could very well be where the team goes with its first choice. If a guy like Alabama’s Jonah Williams or Ole Miss’ Greg Little is available, they could end up being the heir apparent to Minnesota left tackle Riley Reiff.

The Vikings could look for a veteran to provide depth too and even use multiple draft choices to upgrade this extremely important part of their offense.

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1. Offensive Guard

There is no way to sugar coat it, Minnesota’s guards were terrible a season ago. It was shocking and rare when they weren’t completely plowed over and both Tom Compton and Mike Remmers spent a lot of time on their backs, looking up to the heavens as the sounds of Kirk Cousins’ pads and bones crunching filled their ears.

The Vikings would be wise to address this position multiple times in the draft and they could use two of their first three picks to help in upgrading this huge area of need.

After investing what they did in Cousins last year, there is no way the team will let him play another full season with such awful interior protection.

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