6 Vikings who could be looking for a new home in 2022

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Oli Udoh – RG

Despite being selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft as an offensive tackle, the Vikings decided to see if Oli Udoh could fill in as their new starting right guard this season. Udoh won the role, but unfortunately, he didn’t have to do much to beat out his competition.

Nine games into the 2021 campaign, his lack of experience at the guard position has become more and more obvious as each week has passed by.

Heading into Week 11, Udoh has committed the third-most penalties (eight) of any player in the entire NFL this season. His six holding penalties are the second-most in the league this year after the first 10 games as well.

Minnesota has conducted a few unsuccessful experiments with their offensive line during the last handful of years and moving Udoh to right guard seems like it’s going to be the latest to end up as a failure.

The third-year offensive lineman is under contract with the Vikings until 2023. Udoh is low-cost, so Minnesota could still keep him around for depth next season, but it wouldn’t be shocking if they parted ways with him in 2022 either.