6 guards the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Landon Dickerson (Alabama)


Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 326 pounds

Landon Dickerson played all five offensive line positions during his time at Alabama, but he seems better suited to line up on the inside.

At 6-foot-6 and 326 pounds, Dickerson posted a 92.9 zone-blocking grade from Pro Football Focus. While he wasn’t clearing the path for Alabama running back Najee Harris, he was lighting up defensive linemen while protecting Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones. Dickerson allowed just one sack during his two seasons starting for Alabama and he is another player that won’t get caught slipping off his blocks.

Dickerson is recovering from a torn ACL from the SEC Championship, but he still suited up and took the final kneel-down snap in the CFP Championship. He also was spotted doing cartwheels and bench pressing in overalls during his Pro Day, signaling that his recovery is going well.

The biggest question is how the Vikings would use Dickerson. Minnesota has Bradbury at center, but it’s possible they could use Dickerson at guard, where he would probably excel. With his elite play on the field and his leadership off of it, the Vikings could use a player like Dickerson who could fill a variety of roles on the offensive line.