5 free-agent offensive tackles the Vikings could sign in 2019

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Greg Robinson

2018 Stats:

  • 59.6 overall grade from Pro Football Focus
  • 68.7 pass blocking grade
  • 52.1 run blocking grade
  • 20 pressures allowed

If the Vikings are looking for an athletic offensive linemen, Robinson may be one that fits their criteria. Coming out of Auburn in the 2014 draft, Robinson tested out as an athletic freak as he ranked in the 97th percentile in the 40-yard dash, 99th percentile in his speed score, and the 89th percentile in his bench press.

The St. Louis Rams took Robinson with the second overall pick in the 2014 draft, but that massive upside on paper never translated to the field. After a stint with the Detroit Lions, Robinson landed with the Cleveland Browns in 2018 and had a bit of a renaissance after taking over for undrafted free-agent Desmond Harrison in Week 8.

Now, it would be foolish to suddenly expect Robinson to become the franchise left tackle that many thought he would be. However, Minnesota needs depth along the line and Robinson not only has the ability to be a swing tackle behind Reiff and O’Neill, but also the upside if he turns it around to be a solid NFL starting lineman.