Vikings Draft 2020: Offseason seven-round mock draft

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Antoine Winfield Jr.
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Antoine Winfield Jr. /
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(Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Isaiah Wilson
(Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Isaiah Wilson /

Seventh Round (Pick No. 197)

Isaiah Wilson – OT (Georgia)

The Vikings have done a nice job working on building their offensive line, but it’s time to kick it into hyperdrive.

Brian O’Neill has turned out to be a nice draft pick from a couple of years ago. Garrett Bradbury still has some learning to do at the center position, but he has some time to flourish.

Minnesota selected Solomon Kindley earlier in this mock draft to take over for Pat Elflein at left guard and Josh Kline did a decent job at right guard for the Vikings in 2019.

Riley Reiff is possibly looking at walking out of the building thanks to a big cap hit in 2020, so Minnesota needs to find another key piece to this offensive line. Isaiah Wilson could very well be this piece that can sit and work on his craft before stepping into the spotlight.

Wilson is a big dude, standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing 340 pounds. They just don’t make them like him much anymore. His size and power combination could be lethal for the Vikings’ offensive line.

Wilson plays with a ton of effort and passion, which is something you love to see from a prospect. He moves very well for a guy of his size and he’s very tough to get by with his length.

Wilson is not a guy that has his technique down quite yet. That’s going to need some work. He really leaves his chest exposed for opposing pass rushers to get leverage on him. He’s more of a leaner than someone that has a true anchor. He’ll get caught leaning forward at times and it will lead in him being pushed off of his spots too often.

That said, Wilson is someone who will benefit from sitting behind others for a year or two. Things probably won’t click right away and he will need time. This is a prospect Minnesota would be happy being patient with.