Vikings Draft 2024: Seven-round offense only mock draft

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Fifth-Round Pick No. 2 (166th Overall)

Christian Jones - OT (Texas)

As stated above, the Vikings' offensive line is thin. At the tackle position, they are spoiled with the starting duo of Christian Darrisaw and Brian O'Neill, but behind them, there's currently nothing.

David Quessenberry, Oli Udoh, and Hakeem Adeniji are all free agents, and none of them may be brought back. The Vikings have to address this need both in free agency and the draft and get a solid prospect here in Jones.

Christian Jones is a former Texas Longhorn who stands 6-foot-5 and 318 pounds. He has some versatility in his game, as he can play both the right and left sides.

There's even some thought he could slide inside and play guard if needed. Jones is a smart player who understands how to gain an advantage through his hand placement.

He is an excellent run blocker who shows some aggressiveness and quickness to get outside or to the second level.

Jones does struggle in pass protection and that is likely the reason he could fall this far. He did have himself a very good showing at the Senior Bowl and if he can follow that up with a solid NFL Scouting Combine his stock could rise.

Right now, he makes sense for the Vikings as a versatile backup piece on their offensive line.