There is no doubt that the Minnesota Vikings must add talent on the offending line in this draft. Fortunately for them, this is draft where they can pluck elite blockers to be bodyguards for their backfield in the future. For Daily Norseman, Christian Darrisaw is that blocker, and they snag him with pick No.14
From Christopher Gates at the Daily Norseman:
For the record, I think there’s extremely little chance that the Vikings make this pick at14 In this scenario, we need to make a choice, and with the method the board has fallen Darrisaw is the ideal pick.
Darrisaw offers the Vikings a plug-and-play left deal with, permitting them to keep Brian O’Neill at best tackle and Ezra Cleveland at guard. Darrisaw is a fit for what the Vikings desire to do offensively and would also provide an outstanding blind side protector for Kirk Cousins. Having Darrisaw available at No.
Darrisaw can be a foundation for the Vikings at left tackle for many years to come. A huge hole on the left side of the offending line opened up this offseason with the release of former starter Riley Reiff. With a well-put-together frame of 6′ 5, 314 pounds, Darrisaw is an athletic tackle who is extraordinary in pass security and has a smooth method that permits him to appear like a natural at times.
When it comes to the run game, Darrisaw is exceptional at getting out on the run and getting to the second level to reach defenders and strongly eliminate them the course of the ball provider. This past season, Darrisaw earned second-team AP All-American honors and was a first group All-ACC selection.
The Vikings offensive line will be much better going forward with the choice of Darrisaw. If the Vikings might land him, Darrisaw would safeguard the blindside of quarterback Kirk Cousins and open up plenty of run lanes for running back Dalvin Cook.
Best potential customers remaining:
- Kwity Paye, EDGE, Michigan
- Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC
- Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami
- Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, POUND, Notre Dame
- Baron Browning, POUND, Ohio State