Vikings Draft 2021: Final seven-round mock draft

(Photo by Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press) Kwity Paye
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(Photo by Caitlyn Jordan/News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel via Imagn Content Services) Brady Christensen /

Fourth Round (Pick No. 119)

Brady Christensen – OT (BYU)

If you’re someone who loves ticking boxes when looking at NFL prospects, there might not be a player who completes your checklist better than BYU’s Brady Christensen, who could develop into a quality NFL left tackle.

His starting experience is excellent, playing all 13 games in back-to-back campaigns in 2018 and 2019 at left tackle. He earned a First-Team All-American nod for his protection of Zach Wilson. He spent two years in New Zealand on a church mission and seems like the definition of a team player on and off the football field.

On the other hand, run blocking isn’t his major strength. Shorter arms and a lack of handwork can allow top-tier defenders to shed his blocks, where correction through bending and twisting his body is a work in progress.

Brady Christensen is a bit of a project at left tackle, but one that is definitely worth an investment in the fourth round of the draft. If nothing, at least Minnesota knows they’re got a squeaky-clean player with some upside.