Vikings Draft 2021: Four-round risk-reward mock draft

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Fourth Round (Pick No. 125)

Walker Little – OT (Stanford)

Walker Little has been one of the most fascinating offensive tackles in the draft over the past three years now. He was looking like a first-round pick back in 2018 and a strong 2019 season would have made that a reality.

Instead, Little suffered an injury in September of 2019 and missed the rest of the season, putting his NFL future on hold. He was primed to bounce back in 2020 and again prove himself a top talent, but he shut things down during the pandemic. He did not play in 2020, leaving him with two years of no on-field experience with his NFL dream still poking its head.

There is still some excitement surround Little in a deep tackle class and he will be a name to monitor on Day 3. If the Vikings do land an offensive lineman earlier in the draft and have someone ready to start at left tackle or left guard, adding Walker Little gives them depth and a potential starter down the line.

I think it may be a while before Little is ready to start at the next level, especially in Minnesota with their recent history of developing the line. The tape that’s available for Little is very good, but the limited nature of it is certainly scary. He may never return to the player he once was.