5 possible Minnesota Vikings 2020 NFL Draft targets to know

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CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 19: Wisconsin (OL) Tyler Biadasz (61) during a college football game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Illinois Fighting Illini on October 19, 2019 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL (Photo by James Black/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Tyler Biadasz – OL (Wisconsin)

Tyler Biadasz is a junior center for the Wisconsin Badgers and was a three-star recruit. He was awarded the Tim Krumrie Award in 2015 which recognizes the state of Wisconsin’s most outstanding defensive lineman. He posted 70 tackles, seven sacks, five forced fumbles and one interception his senior year of high school.

He was named first-team all-state on defense by Wisconsin Football Coaches Association two times and was a first-team all-state as a senior and honorable mention all-state as a junior by Associated Press.

Biadasz redshirted his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin and made the transition to the offensive line. His first year he started all 14 games at center and helped open up running lanes for Jonathan Taylor who was a finalist for the Doak Walker award and set the freshman rushing record with 1977 rushing yards.

His second year he started all 13 games, all were at center again. Wisconsin led the Big Ten in rushing that year and ranked sixth nationally averaging 273.4 yards per game and 6.2 yards per attempt. Taylor won the Doak Walker award that year and was a unanimous first-team All-American with 2,194 rushing yards, which led the nation.

This year has been more of the same for Biadasz. Taylor is up near the 2,000 yard mark again this year and he has Biadasz and the rest of this Badgers offensive line to thank.

Vikings fans are all too familiar with the struggles the team has had on the offensive line for many of the past years. With drafting Garrett Bradbury in the first round of last year’s draft, things have seemed to turn around a bit. There’s still some improvement to be had obviously, but things are beginning to look up and they might be just one or two pieces away from really solidifying this offensive line.

Biadasz has made all of his starts at center during his college career, but he has the ability to move to either side at guard with Bradburry staying at his familiar position. The Vikings are going to have to spend their first-round pick to get Biadasz, but it will be well worth it.