7 interior offensive linemen the Vikings could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Zion Johnson (Boston College)


  • Height: 6-foot-3  Weight: 316 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 11 games started, 10 at LG one at LT

Perhaps no prospect has had a better 2022 draft season than Zion Johnson. This guy has just done everything right. He started with a lights-out performance at the Senior Bowl, followed that up with a stellar Scouting Combine and Pro Day, and he even comes off extremely well-spoken in interviews. The guy has made himself a ton of money and could come off the board in the first 15 selections.

Johnson’s biggest positive is his versatility. Throughout his tenure at Boston College, he’s played left guard and left tackle. He also took snaps after practice at center during his time down in Mobile, Alabama at the Senior Bowl, showing a willingness and dedication to make himself as valuable to a team as possible.

On the field, Johnson is as solid a prospect as they come. He’s got a great initial punch out of his stance, and a thick lower body to anchor against the biggest nose tackles that have to square off against him. He also has great athleticism, is quick in his backpedal in pass protection, and can get outside in a hurry to lead plays on the outside.

Where Johnson comes off the board could be one of the biggest mysteries on draft day. He likely will be the first interior offensive lineman taken, the question is if the Vikings deem him worthy of being an option with the 12th overall pick.