Will Minnesota figure out their offensive line issues?
If the Minnesota Vikings keep Kirk Cousins and have Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson, and Dalvin Cook available for 2022, the offense should be able to move the ball pretty well. There is always the wild card of the offensive line though.
Minnesota has used a lot of draft picks recently and quite a bit of salary cap in the past to bring in players who can at least hold their own on the offensive line. They seem to have found some good options at tackle in Brian O’Neill and Christian Darrisaw and left guard Ezra Cleveland has looked decent at times.
There still seems to be two big question marks at center and right guard. Garrett Bradbury doesn’t seem to be working out in the middle and all of the players thrown in at right guard have been disappointing to say the very least.
Getting a capable body in those two spots will not only help the Vikings passing game but help open holes for Dalvin Cook in the run game. It’s obvious that it needs to be fixed, but how it should be done and if it’s possible to be done for 2022 is up for debate.