5 ideal free agents the Vikings should consider signing in 2022

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Connor Williams – OG

In a perfect world, the Vikings would sign five-time Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff this off-season, but Scherff’s asking price is going to be extremely high, and rightfully so. Connor Williams is a cheaper and younger option than Scherff and he is a very good player to bring into Minnesota.

Every single season the Vikings offensive line is supposed to improve, and every single season the offensive line is well below average. With Brian O’Neill and Christian Darrisaw anchoring the tackle positions, the interior of the offensive line has been the key issue.

Ezra Cleveland is a solid guard, but Oli Udoh and center Garrett Bradbury have been less than ideal. Maybe Wyatt Davis can step up next season and be the savior at guard that we have been looking for, but for now, adding Williams seems like the better option.

Though Williams does have his struggles with penalties, Udoh actually outdid Williams this season in that category, tallying up 13 penalties to Williams’ 12. Williams PFF score was far higher than Udoh on the season, sitting at a 76.4 grade, with Udoh at a 54.7 grade.

If the Vikings are interested in adding a center this offseason, Ben Jones from Tennessee is someone worth keeping an eye on, but for this list, the guard position is the way to go.