6 offensive tackles the Minnesota Vikings could draft in 2020

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The Minnesota Vikings need some offensive tackle reinforcements heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. Who are some prospects that could fit the bill?

The offensive line remains an area of significant concern for the Minnesota Vikings. This is something they can address with one of their top picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Their glaring deficiencies were once again there for all to see when it matters most in the playoffs. This was predominantly on the interior and some reshuffling will be needed if they are to make another postseason run next time around.

Right tackle Brian O’Neill enjoyed a phenomenal campaign. He elevated his game to new heights and can now be considered as one of the league’s best at the position.

There remains plenty of questions surrounding left tackle Riley Reiff. He had his struggles but performed largely well. But his contract situation continues to plunge his future with the franchise into doubt.

The former Detroit Lion is scheduled to make $10.9 million in base salary in 2020 and count $13.2 million against the Vikings’ salary cap. He was a prime candidate for release prior to free agency given the fact it would save the organization $8.8 million.

It is somewhat surprising he is still around, so the Vikings coaching staff may feel he is worth that sort of financial outlay for one more season. Moving him to guard is an option, which would make a new offensive tackle a real priority on draft night.

Much will depend on whether the Vikings pursue Trent Williams, who wants out of his situation with the Washington Redskins. Minnesota is reportedly interested in acquiring the player, but he will not come cheap.

Here are seven draft prospects that warrant consideration.