6 free-agent offensive tackles the Vikings could sign in 2021

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Cameron Erving

Another solid bargain the Vikings could find in free agency when it comes to offensive tackles is Cameron Erving.

Erving came into the league back in 2015 as the 19th overall choice by the Browns. He hasn’t lived up to that first-round billing, but he has carved out a role for himself in the league as a key reserve.

What Erving brings to the table that will make him attractive to teams like the Vikings is his versatility. Erving has started at center, guard, and both tackle positions during his six-year career.

This versatility would be extremely valuable to Minnesota. Their offensive line isn’t particularly deep and having an experienced player on the bench who could step in at virtually any position would be huge.

Erving boasts great size at 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds. He has plenty of strength and he still moves well, and he has loads of experience with 47 starts and 3097 career snaps under his belt.

Erving also would be very affordable. He didn’t make a ton of money last season, but his performance with the Cowboys netted him a 58.0 PFF grade, and that should help keep his cost relatively low for the 2021 season.