5 biggest needs for the Vikings in the 2024 offseason

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
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Vikings Need No. 5

Interior Offensive Line

The Vikings offensive line was a strong point at times this season. It's kind of hard to remember that, given how they've played recently, but it's the truth.

The addition of left guard Dalton Risner was a major upgrade and even right guard Ed Ingram improved in his second year with Minnesota.

The bookend tackles were as advertised, though there are some concerns with the recent decline in protection at those spots.

That being said, there are concerns about the interior. Vikings center Garrett Bradbury has struggled as of late and even posted a 0.0 grade from PFF for his pass blocking against the Green Bay Packers in Week 17.

So center is a position that could be upgraded. It's doubtful that Minnesota goes out and spends a ton of money on a player like Connor Williams or Lloyd Cushenberry, but they could get a value type of player who could compete with Bradbury for the job.

The Vikings could also find center competition in the mid-rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Risner's future is also in limbo. Many assume Minnesota will look to re-sign him this offseason, but there's also the chance he wants more money than they are willing to dish out.

If that's the case, then left guard becomes a much bigger need for the Vikings this year.

Whether or not they find a new starting center or left guard, Minnesota also needs to improve the depth of their interior offensive line.

Chris Reed is never healthy, Austin Schlottmann is just a guy, and Blake Brandel is a restricted free agent. The teams that are always in the playoff picture seem to load up on offensive linemen in the mid-rounds, and it would be nice to see the Vikings follow suit.