3 defensive and 3 offensive prospects the Vikings should watch at the Shrine Bowl

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Offensive Prospect No. 3

Matt Lee - C (Miami)

Center isn't always the sexiest position to draft or watch in a collegiate all-star game, but the Vikings could stand to upgrade here.

Garrett Bradbury had a horrific end to his 2023 season, even grading out with a zero in pass protection in one game. It's unlikely that Minnesota will flat-out cut him, but competition needs to be brought in, at the very least.

One of the better centers in attendance at the East-West Shrine Bowl is Miami's Matt Lee. Lee is stoutly built at 6-foot-4 and 294 pounds, with good athletic ability and sound fundamentals.

He isn't a bruiser but is plenty strong to ward off bullrushes and knows how to use his big mitts to fend off defensive linemen. He's a fluid mover who can get to the second level, and there's a belief he could transition to guard if need be.

The Vikings' offensive line needs to be upgraded constantly, as the best teams in the league always seem to be stockpiling offensive linemen in their drafts. If Minnesota starts doing this, their chances of hitting on a quality player will improve.

Lee has plenty to like and could be one of these later-round picks who is deemed a steal a few years down the road.