Offensive Line (11)
- Riley Reiff, Brian O’Neill, Pat Elflein, Garrett Bradbury, Josh Kline (Starters)
- Dru Samia, Dakota Dozier, Rashod Hill, Oli Udoh, Brett Jones, Aviante Collins (Reserves)
Another key focal point for the Vikings coming into camp was the rebuilt offensive line. With a pair of new faces and a completely revamped interior, Minnesota is hoping for better days in the trenches.
For most of the preseason, that seemed to be the case as Kirk Cousins was protected well and Dalvin Cook’s 85-yard touchdown run proved they can spring a big play.
The biggest question remaining on the offensive line at the moment is the status of right tackle Brian O’Neill. The second-year product out of Pittsburgh didn’t play in the preseason, but reports suggest he’ll be ready to go when the Vikings opens the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons on September 8.
Minnesota will also have to keep tabs on their new guards as Pat Elflein and Josh Kline will have the eyes of impact rookie Dru Samia over their shoulder in case one doesn’t seem to be up for the job.
Other than that, the Vikings will focus on a lot of the same faces for depth. Dakota Dozier will likely beat out Danny Isidora for one spot while Brett Jones will probably serve as a swing-man in the middle behind Garrett Bradbury.
Meanwhile, Rashod Hill, Aviante Collins, and long-term project Oli Udoh will also make the cut as Minnesota’s line looks to be better in 2019.