4 potential needs for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Interior Offensive Line

The Vikings definitely have questions along the interior offensive line as they head into the 2020 season. There are several options in place for the starting left guard spot, which is wide open as the team enters the summer.

Second-round pick Ezra Cleveland has been rumored as a potential candidate to slide inside, but Riley Reiff could also make the move inside from tackle. Pat Elflein, who hasn’t panned out, is currently the starting left guard despite a lackluster career so far. Dru Samia, a fourth-round pick in 2019, is another name to monitor.

Although Minnesota has some options for 2020, none of them seem like long-term solutions. The 2021 draft could feature some serious talent along the interior offensive line, which the Vikings should be happy about.

Players like Ohio State’s Wyatt Davis, Trey Smith out of Tennessee, and Oklahoma’s Creed Humphrey are just a few of the many talented interior linemen who could be available next year. Davis is the name to really keep an eye on this season after not allowing a sack in 2019.

If Minnesota needs to address the interior offensive line in the draft, next year is the time to do it.