Minnesota’s offensive line is close to being complete
It’s felt like a decade-long process, but it’s really starting to feel like the Vikings are heading in the right direction with their offensive line.
Minnesota is set on the outside of the line with Pro Bowl right tackle Brian O’Neill and last year’s first-round pick, Christian Darrisaw at left tackle. Ezra Cleveland is also back for another season at left guard after being a pleasant surprise at the position in 2021.
This summer, the Vikings have witnessed the emergence of rookie guard Ed Ingram. During the final few days of this year’s training camp, Ingram was given the opportunity to work with Minnesota’s first-team offense at right guard, a role that many now expect him to earn before the regular season begins.
The biggest question mark when it comes to the Vikings’ offensive line this year is the guy who lines up right in the middle of the unit, Garrett Bradbury.
Despite Minnesota’s coaching staff raving about him earlier this offseason, Bradbury has actually looked worse during this summer’s training camp than he has in previous years. He was benched in the middle of last season and it wouldn’t be a surprise if the same thing happens again during the upcoming 2022 campaign.
Once the Vikings are able to solve their problem at center, they have a group of young blockers that has the chance to develop into a really impressive unit.