Sixth Round (Pick No. 205)
Raequan Williams – IDL (Michigan State)
The Vikings have tried for years to find depth in the trenches but to no avail. Several late-round draft picks have been spent on interior linemen who have failed to make an impact. That said, they might as well keep trying to find that value late in the draft by taking Raequan Williams.
Williams was a force in the backfield for the Spartans during his five-year career. After redshirting his freshman season, Williams was an impact player for the next four years. He racked up 29.0 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks over his career at Michigan State.
Raequan Williams offers plenty of size in the middle of the trenches, standing 6-foot-4 and 308 pounds at the NFL Combine. He can be a camp body and potential practice squad player during his first season in the NFL as he learns the ropes a bit.
Remember, the Minnesota Vikings still have a lot of unproven young talent at the position already on their roster. It would make some sense to draft a developmental player and let the current roster guys battle it out for a spot on the final roster. Players like Jalyn Holmes, Hercules Mata’afa, and Armon Watts are all fighting for a spot as things stand today.