How to fix the Vikings’ offensive line with their current roster

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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins and Riley Reiff
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Kirk Cousins and Riley Reiff /

Improving the offensive line will be a big issue for the Minnesota Vikings as they head into the 2019 offseason. They’ll likely bring in talent, but is it possible they can fix their line with what they already have on the roster?

The 2018 Minnesota Vikings were a huge disappointment. The Vikings were a game away from the Super Bowl during the previous season and then they went out and signed Kirk Cousins to be their new starting quarterback.

Expectations went from being sky-high to right to the moon after Minnesota wrote that huge check for Cousins.

Many said it was “Super Bowl or bust” for the Vikings in 2018. Turned out to be bust. The team finished 8-7-1 this past season and a huge reason was due to the poor play of the offensive line.

Minnesota’s blockers couldn’t protect their shiny, expensive new quarterback and they were completely manhandled in many games.

This will be a key area that the Vikings will address during free agency and in the draft this year, possibly bringing in a handful of new players to compete for spots.

But is there a chance that Minnesota can use what they already have on their roster and improve the offensive line from a year ago? Let’s go ahead and take a look at what the Vikings can do, who they can use, and how they can improve this huge weakness by using what they already have.