David Edwards – OT (Wisconsin)
The Vikings filled a few needs so far in this year’s NFL Draft, but one that is getting more glaring by the day is the depth at offensive tackle.
As of now, Rashod Hill is the backup at both tackle positions for Minnesota next season. If one of the starters gets a serious injury and Hill is forced into duty, it leaves untested Storm Norton as the primary backup. This just cannot stand.
The Vikings have to improve their depth on Day 3 of the draft and why not look to the NFL offensive lineman factory that is the University of Wisconsin for help.
David Edwards is an interesting prospect. He’s a former high school quarterback who outgrew the position. He came to Wisconsin with the intention of becoming a tight end, but he got too big there as well and eventually he was placed at right tackle.
There aren’t many humans on this planet bigger than this 6-foot-6, 308-pound man-beast. Being a former quarterback, he’s very athletic for his size and he moves well both off the ball and laterally.
Edwards overall technique needs work and he’s still very raw. He will need to get coached up and brought along slowly. Hopefully, he isn’t pressed into action too early, but he does have the potential to be a starting right tackle in the NFL and his floor is to be a top-notch backup.
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