5 offensive prospects for the Vikings to watch at the 2021 Senior Bowl

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Creed Humphrey – G/C (Oklahoma)

Addressing the offensive line will be a huge priority for the Vikings in this year’s draft and another player they should keep close tabs on at the Senior Bowl is Oklahoma’s Creed Humphrey.

Humphrey is a tough as nails lineman who is a former wrestler. His wrestling background has come in handy as it has helped Humphrey understand the nuances of leverage and how to use it to his advantage against bigger defenders.

Creed is also extremely intelligent and powerful. This cat was benching 400 pounds and squatting 600 as a freshman. While he isn’t an exceptional athlete, he doesn’t really have to be, as he can win with his power, smarts, and technique. He hasn’t allowed a sack in two seasons and that would be a welcome addition to Minnesota’s offensive line.

There are two big questions concerning Humphrey’s fit with the Vikings. The first one is will he be available when they are on the clock in the third round of the draft? This could end up being unlikely if he has a strong showing down in Mobile.

The other question is that if Minnesota drafts him, does he stay at center or move to guard? Garrett Bradbury hasn’t exactly been a rockstar during his first two seasons at center with the Vikings. He’s been decent, but Minnesota would have to decide which one of these blockers they would move inside to guard.

Either way, adding a player like Humphrey would bolster the Vikings’ offensive line, and worst case, he would bring the interior depth up to at least a level of respectability.