6 offensive tackles the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Which offensive tackles are in play for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The speculation of the Minnesota Vikings taking an offensive lineman early in the 2021 NFL Draft has never quieted down. With every mock draft basically placing a guard or tackle to the Vikings at 14th overall, it seems likely that they will address the biggest hole on the team in some capacity in the draft.

Luckily for Minnesota, they have a versatile piece in Ezra Cleveland that should make things a bit less stressful when filling out the line. To make things even better, this year’s class of offensive tackle prospects is pretty deep, and the Vikings have a chance to find an impact player throughout the draft.

Penei Sewell is the prize of the 2021 class and he will probably be the only tackle that is too far out of Minnesota’s range. But they can still find a handful of NFL-ready linemen in the first three, maybe even four, rounds.

If the Vikings do wish to take a shot at fixing the offensive line in this year’s draft, fans will not be upset. After all, the line was the biggest problem on the 2020 team. To be quite honest, it’s difficult to remember the last time the offensive line WAS NOT holding the rest of Minnesota’s roster back.

The Vikings have added some younger offensive linemen in the draft during the last few years to try and turn their fortunes around. Garrett Bradbury is still not quite that first-round player they drafted, but he is at least serviceable on the interior. If Ezra Cleveland pans out at guard, Minnesota will have three quality offensive linemen at the top of their depth chart, with Brian O’Neill being the most notable.

So who are some of the 2021 prospects they could add to the left side of the line to compliment O’Neill for the future?