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

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Cole Strange (Chattanooga)


  • Height: 6-foot-6 Weight: 301 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 11 games started

Cole Strange may come from a small school, but he’s becoming a big name as we draw nearer and nearer to the 2022 NFL Draft. Teams are beginning to fall in love with this guy for his size, athletic ability, toughness, and versatility.

Strange is a big presence on the interior standing 6-foot-6 and tipping the scales at 310 pounds. Despite being so massive, Strange is extremely quick and understands how to use angles and leverage to his advantage. He also plays very mean and won’t back down to anyone, this was evident in his tape against Javon Kinlaw, who had him by about 40 pounds.

Strange has played just about every single position on Chattanooga’s offensive line. He’s been outside at tackle, inside at guard, and filled in at center when the team was decimated by injuries. If the Vikings were to draft Strange, it’s likely they’d try him at center first to push Bradbury for the job. Even if he weren’t able to beat out Bradbury, he’d be waiting in the wings and in the meantime provide quality depth across the line.

Strange is often seen as a third-round pick. With his size, intelligence, mean streak, and versatility, he’s one of those players who could come off the board much sooner, and really should be on the Vikings’ radar with the 46th pick.