Ability to get out in space
One of the key components of the Gary Kubiak zone blocking system is the need for offensive linemen to move laterally to get into space.
For Samia, that’s something he did better than anyone else in the country. He was consistently getting into the second level and springing an Oklahoma rushing attack that ranked seventh in the FBS in rushing yards last season.
Being on the front line means having to adjust on the fly and Samia has shown a strong ability to pick up late blitzes as well as make late changes prior to snap. Putting him next to Pat Elflein and Bradbury should help get members of the Vikings’ line get to where they need to be even if things don’t go according to plan.
I touched on this a little bit in the first point, but Samia has plenty of experience in a zone blocking scheme. The fourth-round pick was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Sooners and he also spent his freshman season at right tackle, which could provide versatility in an emergency situation for Minnesota.