6 prospects who are getting late buzz from the Minnesota Vikings

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Robert Hunt – OG (Louisiana)

Upgrading the interior of the offensive line was going to always be a priority for the Vikings in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Some believe Minnesota will at least use a mid-round selection to grab an interior lineman who could come in and compete with Pat Elflein for their starting left guard job. After the Vikings surprisingly cut Josh Kline this offseason, the need for guard help jumped way up the list.

Minnesota’s guard situation is scary right now. Currently, they’re likely starting Elflein at left guard and then as their starting right guard, it would probably be the unproven Dru Samia or a career backup in Dakota Dozier.

This can’t make Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins feel all that safe. Minnesota has to use a fairly early draft pick to bring in a guy to compete and someone they have recently been linked to is Robert Hunt from Louisiana.

Hunt is an intimidating looking player at 6-foot-5 and 336 pounds with a very wide upper body. He plays very mean and he doesn’t just like to block the man over him, he likes to destroy them.

Hunt’s biggest knock is his overall athletic ability. But he is a guy the Vikings could draft this year and he’d have a very good chance at winning one of the starting guard jobs for next season.