ShAMELESS PLUGS and other stuff
NFL coaches and executives over the past week raved about the “historic” talent at running back at the scouting combine. It is a good draft if you want a tight end. The many quality edge rushers in this class impressed teams Sunday. A deep group of defensive backs figures to wow them as the event wraps up Monday.
The offensive tackles, which the Vikings desperately need? Not so much.
“I think the offensive tackle class, as good as this draft is, that’s where the weakness is,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. “You can find some interior guys. Once you get past the first two [tackles], there’s a bunch of question marks.”
And, unfortunately for the Vikings, NFL teams collectively do not allow many 300-plus-pound men with nimble feet and long limbs to reach free agency.
And, unfortunately for the Vikings, they are not the only team looking to find better blockers. A recent offseason primer from CBSSports.com listed offensive line as a top-three need for 14 of the league’s other 31 teams.
The Vikings know that fixing their offensive line in one offseason isn’t going to be easy.
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