5 positions the Vikings could draft more than once in 2020

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Offensive Line

The Vikings offensive line was better in 2019, but it still needs to be upgraded during the 2020 NFL Draft.

Minnesota, regrettably cut Josh Kline this offseason, in a move which still makes little sense to this day. He was their second-best offensive lineman last year and the Vikings line took a huge hit with his departure.

That move made guard a much bigger need for Minnesota than it originally was. With Pat Elflein, who was downright awful a season ago, and an unproven Dru Samia topping the depth chart, competition is needed at both spots.

The Vikings did well in bringing back Dakota Dozier for depth, but Brett Jones never gets on the field and his return to the team was a surprise. Minnesota could look to take a guard as early as the third round and potentially grab another one later.

The Vikings are also in the market for a new offensive tackle. Riley Reiff‘s age is getting up there and his play is beginning to decline. Minnesota could very easily use one of their early choices on a big, beefy lineman who could replace him.

The Vikings’ depth at tackle is also suspect with second-year man Oli Udoh and Dozier currently being their primary backups. So Minnesota could look for more competition in the middle and late rounds of this year’s draft.

Similar to the cornerbacks and safeties, there are loads of prospects in this year’s class who provide position flexibility and could play both tackle and guard at the next level. The Vikings could potentially bring in a couple of these guys and fill two needs with one choice.