Round 4: Bobby Evans, OT – Oklahoma
This isn’t a misprint. I have the Minnesota Vikings taking two offensive linemen in the first two rounds of the draft despite rumblings of the team being willing to bring back Nick Easton and reports of the team being interested in linemen like Ja’Wuan James in free agency (Note: James appears to be off the market now).
Minnesota should want to bring back Rashod Hill to be the team’s swing tackle, but in the event that can’t happen the Vikings could always look to a former left and right tackle in college to fill the gap or compete to be the team’s fourth offensive tackle.
Standing six-foot-five and weighing 301 pounds, the big Sooners offensive lineman could be a sneaky option to be a day one starting right tackle or get time to ease himself into things behind starters or even as the fourth offensive tackle.
His unit with Oklahoma won the Joe Moore Award and as an individual, he was a second-team All-Big 12 selection. He played in 40 games in three years, starting all of those with the final 14 coming after switching from left tackle to right tackle. His versatility should make him an interesting prospect.