3 reasons why the Vikings should trade up to draft Penei Sewell
By Dean Jones
High stakes for Minnesota in 2021
The 2021 season is a crossroads for the Vikings. They are coming off a campaign where they missed the playoffs despite recovering well following the bye week. If the same thing happens again in 2021, it might result in some big changes across the board.
One man who is going to be on the chopping block is Mike Zimmer. Minnesota’s head coach is still highly respected in league circles, and his players love him, but another year languishing in mediocrity might force the team’s hand to go in a different direction.
The same applies to Rick Spielman, a general manager who has made some impressive signings during free agency this year that should see some progress on the defensive side of the ball. However, if a franchise left tackle isn’t found in the coming weeks for the Vikings, it could have serious ramifications.
That’s why a bold move for Penei Sewell – if he makes it past the Bengals – should be considered. Minnesota would need to act fast, of that there is little doubt. Other teams will also have their eye on the prospect, so a decisive offer in the Dolphins’ direction could solidify one of the most important positions on the field for the next decade.
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If fans don’t think Sewell is worth it, then to quote the player himself, just “put on the tape.”