5 offensive guards the Vikings could select in the 2019 NFL Draft

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Cody Ford
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Ben Powers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Ben Powers /

Ben Powers (Oklahoma)

Ben Powers is an intriguing mid-round prospect who has been overshadowed on an Oklahoma offensive line loaded with talent.

The three-year starter is a former JUCO transfer who seems to play with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder. The 6-foot-4, 307-pound guard plays with great technique and temperament. But at the same time, he’s not about to wow you with his strength or athletic ability.

Powers has proven time and time again that he can get the job done. But the big question is can he get stronger?

Teams will look at him as a good depth move early in his career. That is exactly the role he would play during his first few years with the Vikings. He has the chance to come in on day one and offer decent depth and push to be a backup with guys like Isidora, Dozier, and Aviante Collins.

Powers has proven to overcome doubters in the past and with a few years, he could possibly push to be a starter on Minnesota’s offensive line.

The absolute worst case scenario for this former Sooner would be solidifying himself as a quality backup who can play in a pinch, which isn’t horrible for a guy that should go in the mid rounds.

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