Vikings Training Camp 2021: Top 5 takeaways from Day 1

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Do the O-Line shuffle

As expected, four of the spots on the offensive line appear to be locked down. The only spot that has a lot of competition going forward is right guard, where the number of individuals fighting for the job continues to grow.

It appears as though Oli Udoh has joined a grouping of competitors that includes Wyatt Davis, Dakota Dozier, Dru Samia, Mason Cole, and others. Having so much competition for one spot might seem like overkill, but considering the struggle the team had at right guard last year, it would be in the team’s best interest to explore all options.

Udoh is a massive man, standing 6’6 and weighing 325 pounds. He was mostly thought of as a candidate to be a future offensive tackle when taken in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but a shift inside could add to his position flexibility and increase his value to the team.

He will be a player to watch going forward in the right guard competition. The Minnesota Vikings have a new offensive line coach that could evaluate players a little differently and be creative with protection plans, so keeping an eye on the OL will be important.