Vikings don’t select a quarterback in recent 2021 mock draft

(Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) Alijah Vera-Tucker
(Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) Alijah Vera-Tucker /

The Minnesota Vikings went with an offensive lineman in a recent 2021 mock draft.

There are only five weeks left in the 2020 regular season for the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL. Before we know it, teams will start to seriously prepare to figure out which prospects they will be selecting in the 2021 NFL Draft.

For the Vikings, there are plenty of ongoing debates about which position group the team should look to improve with their top pick in next year’s draft. Some would like Minnesota to invest the selection in a young quarterback while others would like the team to try and upgrade different areas of their roster.

There have been some mock drafts published in the last few months that have had the Vikings using their first-round pick on a new signal-caller. But in a recent mock draft from, Minnesota did not land a quarterback with their top selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Minnesota Vikings add to offensive line in recent 2021 mock draft

With the No. 23 pick in next year’s draft,’s Sayre Bedinger has the Vikings going with USC offensive tackle, Alijah Vera-Tucker.

With Ezra Cleveland playing well this season as Minnesota starting right guard, Bedinger believes Vera-Tucker could end up being the guy to eventually replace Riley Reiff as the team’s starting left tackle.

Bedinger mentions that the current USC offensive lineman has the skills to line up as both a guard and a tackle. So maybe he might even be able to take over at right guard and Cleveland can replace Reiff at left tackle.

With the Vikings expected to have multiple needs by the time they get to the 2021 NFL Draft next year, it’s possible that they will just end up selecting the best prospect available when it comes time for them to make their first pick.

If Vera-Tucker is someone who Minnesota believes could help with the progression of their offensive line, then it’s certainly possible that he could end up in purple and gold next season.

Obviously, some Vikings fans would love to see the team use their top draft pick on a quarterback next year. But with how well Minnesota has been playing recently, they’re probably going to end up picking too late in the first round to end up with any of the top 2021 passing prospects.