6 offensive tackles the Minnesota Vikings could draft in 2020

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Jedrick Wills Jr.
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(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Josh Jones
(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Josh Jones /

Josh Jones (Houston)


  • Height: 6-foot-5 | Weight: 319 pounds

Josh Jones has the potential to be an elite offensive tackle in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings need to take a close look at the Houston product if they want to bolster this area of the field early in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Jones has so many natural gifts and his ceiling could not be higher. When he is performing at the top of his game, the player is supremely dominant in either the run game or on passing downs.

He has the speed and agility to get to the second level consistently well and is strong enough at the point of attack to prevent bull-rushers from reaching the quarterback. Jones is a very flexible tackle for a player his size and adjusts his upper body well.

One area of his game that needs considerable focus early on is his footwork. It has been the catalyst behind his downfall on a number of plays and it also hampers his ability to position his body the right way when under pressure.

This is a major flaw in his game and one that he must correct at the earliest opportunity. His physical attributes make him an enticing proposition and if Jones can take his game on in the pros, someone is going to have a real player on their hands.

He is projected to be a late first-round prospect, which should put him on the Vikings’ radar.