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

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Cam Jurgens (Nebraska)


  • Height: 6-foot-3  Weight: 290 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 12 Games Started

Many prospects on this list have position flexibility. That isn’t the case for Cam Jurgens. This guy is strictly a center and while that fills a big need for the Vikings, it lessens his overall draft value.

Jurgens does have plenty of positives going for him. He’s extremely experienced having started 18 consecutive games. He’s also got high-end athletic ability and overall quickness to get down the field and make blocks that spring runs for huge gains. He also plays tough and is a gritty blocker who fights and battles to the whistle.

The biggest knock on Jurgens is his overall lack of ideal size. He just doesn’t have the big frame or wide base that teams prefer with their centers, and there are some concerns about how he’ll hold up in the NFL anchoring against the bull rush. His arms aren’t as long as some other guys on this list, and that could be a red flag to many teams.

Jurgens is a player who has been projected to go anywhere from early Day 2, to sometime on Day 3 of the draft. If he’s still on the board when the Vikings finally go back on the clock in round five, he could be worth a flier, as his athletic ability is rare, and he could develop into a starter if he can fine-tune some of his technique.