7 best moves of the Minnesota Vikings’ 2019 offseason

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1. Drafting Garrett Bradbury

For the last few years, everyone outside of the Vikings organization has been screaming for the team to improve its offensive line. Minnesota quarterbacks have been running for their lives during the last few seasons thanks to the underwhelming performance of the team’s blockers.

The Vikings added free agent guard Josh Kline earlier this offseason, but the team’s best addition to their offensive line came during the NFL Draft.

With their first-round selection, Minnesota went ahead and drafted former North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury. It was the earliest the Vikings have selected an offensive lineman in the draft since 2012.

Bradbury has the talent to be a mainstay on Minnesota’s line for more than a decade. Even as a rookie, he should be able to make a pretty significant impact for the Vikings in 2019.

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Minnesota finally decided to invest a first-round draft pick on an offensive lineman and their choice should lead to Kirk Cousins’ life being a whole lot easier during the upcoming season.