6 players the Vikings could pick to replace Riley Reiff at left tackle

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Kelvin Beachum

Coming off a one-year prove-it deal with the Arizona Cardinals, Kelvin Beachum started all 16 games at offensive tackle, and he could be an underrated blocker who slips through the cracks in free agency that Minnesota can sign for an affordable price.

Beachum’s one-year deal worth a little under $1.2 million last season isn’t an accurate gauge of his value. He will likely command around triple that value in the free-agent market depending on how much teams value his worth compared to the crop of draft picks and undrafted free agents coming into the league this year.

Standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 308 pounds, Beachum looks more like an interior lineman than an offensive tackle. But his performance with Arizona proves that he can get the job done as a blindside blocker when asked to do so.

If nothing, bringing Beachum to Minnesota would provide more depth and competition for a team that struggled with injuries in 2020. Having some security at left tackle would give the team peace of mind as they hope to make a push to the playoffs in 2021.

Which option do you think the Vikings will take to replace Riley Reiff at left tackle? And what decision should the team make?