Vikings could find their next left tackle in Indianapolis
Along with the secondary, Minnesota’s offensive line still remains the same mess it has been since the mid-2000s.
With a bunch of okay, but not great players in the trenches, the unit helped spell the beginning of the end with a rough performance in Week 16 vs. the Green Bay Packers and during the Vikings’ playoff loss to San Francisco 49ers.
With Riley Reiff a candidate to be cut this year, Minnesota could have a hole at left tackle and with teams more aggressive than ever to land their blindside protector, doing their homework on the offensive line class will be a top priority.
Much like the previous needs, the Vikings will be in luck as this class has a bunch of big, athletic tackles that have a freakish amount upside.
The quartet of Jedrick Wills, Andrew Thomas, Tristan Wirfs, and Mekhi Becton are all expected to be off the board by pick No. 25. But Minnesota could still get an athletic tackle in Prince Tega Wanogho or Josh Jones depending on how they test at the Combine this week.
It seems like the Vikings have been insistent on putting bandaids at their left tackle position for years. But this class may spur Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman to treat the void like it’s a kicker and move up to get their man.