Minnesota Vikings: 4 realistic free agent signings that make sense

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Larry Warford – OG

This Detroit Lion turned New Orleans Saint needs a new home. He was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft in 2013 from the University of Kentucky. Warford has started in 101 games since then and that sums to nearly 15 starts per season. He’s durable.

Warford has also been selected to the Pro Bowl three times–2017, 2018, and 2019.

So, why not 2020?

The Vikings head into a makeshift-coronavirus training camp soon. The conventional logic is that a camp battle will ensue between unproved commodities Dakota Dozier and Dru Samia at right guard. Larry Warford plays right guard. In March 2019, Minnesota divorced its previous right guard, Josh Kline. An exploration of the services and price of Larry Warford would be a sound one.

A potential offensive line of Reilly Reiff (LT)/Ezra Cleveland (LT), Pat Elflein (LG), Garrett Bradbury (C), Larry Warford (RG), and Brian O’Neill (RT) sounds enticing. It should also be noted that Reiff-for-Elflein at the left guard spot is not out of the realm of possibility if Cleveland proves formidable early on.

For Warford’s candidacy to join the team, the price would have to add up budget-wise. Everything else is ideal.