The best combination
- LT – Ezra Cleveland
- LG – Riley Reiff
- C – Garrett Bradbury
- RG – Josh Kline
- RT – Brian O’Neill
The above line would be the best group of blockers the Vikings could roll out in 2020. Obviously, it would have to include signing free agent Josh Kline. But if Dru Samia and Dakota Dozier struggle early, that is something that could realistically happen.
Another major ingredient of this line combination occurring would be the progression of Ezra Cleveland. If he can come in and show he’s ready to start from day one, that would be a huge boost for Minnesota’s offense.
The Vikings can then move Riley Reiff inside to left guard and while he hasn’t played that position since college, it’s not hard to imagine him being a major upgrade over Pat Elflein.
Kline returning to play right guard would also be a major upgrade to what Minnesota is likely going to go with during the upcoming season.
He was the Vikings’ second-best offensive lineman a year ago and despite missing some games due to concussions, he was a force in pass protection and run blocking. He is a proven commodity which is not something Minnesota would be getting with Samia or Dozier playing that spot.
Adding an experienced and stronger Garrett Bradbury to this line, as well as having one of the best right tackles in the league in Brian O’Neill, and the Vikings suddenly have a vastly improved unit. A combo that could arguably be one of the best they’ve rolled out in years.