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So far, this draft hasn’t dropped as much as I imagined, but it does, right? Aside from the obvious choice, one constant has always been Alijah Vera-Tucker to Minnesota. why? Because it makes a lot of sense!

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The Vikings have certainly had a series of ups and downs in the last few years. In 2017, they rode behind three different quarterbacks NFC Championship, A shot to become the first team to play the Super Bowl at the home stadium. What happened instead, as we all lovingly remember, Philadelphia Eagles For 38-7 songs. The Viking front office then decided that a true quarterback was needed, so it won the Kirk Cousins ​​service bidding war and signed a three-year salary of $ 84 million. This is fully guaranteed. During that time, my cousin was pretty good, but the whole team was pretty bad. Just watching the playoffs in 2019 eventually lost the division game to San Francisco.

That leads us to the present. The cousin is still a Viking quarterback and signed a two-year extension before the 2020 season. Minnesota’s line of attack was by no means a strength. His cousin was fired sixth in the NFL last season, and Riley Reiff, who started his left tackle, signed with Bengals as a free agent. Brian O’Neill, Ezra Cleveland and Garrett Bradbury make up the right half of the line properly, but the left side is clearly lacking in protection. Here comes Vera-Tucker …

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Alijah Vera-Tucker is the best interior offensive line outlook in the draft and arguably the top 5 tackle outlook. In 2020, Vera-Tucker was mainly lined up on the left tackle USC Trojans Attack, but the season before he played the left guard, and as a special teamer for Core. He was named All-PAC12 for Team 1 and All-PAC12 for Team 2, respectively. Introducing the 6 ft 4 in, 300 lbs, Bella Tucker is a natural blend of strength and athletic performance, as evidenced by balance and physical control. He has the flexibility to bend and block the speed rusher around the edge, and the footwork and hands to stop the internal power rusher. He is a fluid engineer and understands the advanced techniques of kickslides and the movement of zone blocking schemes.

Breakdown of the film

vs Utah (2020)

00: 00 –00: 10: ROLB Devin Lloyd forges the rush and RDE Maxs Tupai attempts an external speed rush. The Vera-Tucker kick slide puts him in the perfect position to bend it outwards. Then, as QB Slovis moves upwards in his pocket, Tupai tries to swim inside. Vera-Tucker diverts the swim and uses his strength against small edge rushers to completely remove Tupai from play.

01: 11-01: 18: RDE Maxs Tupai attempts a bull rush after the Vera-Tucker is set up internally with pure path protection. Vera-Tucker quickly sets his legs and hips before Tupai reaches him. He is not upset and the deep pass spray is complete.

04: 26-04: 30: At the Zone Lampley on the left, Vera-Tucker flattens the RDE Maxs Tupai within seconds, immediately moves to the second level and pushes the ROVER Nephi Sewell sideways. Then, before RB Steve Kerr reached the next level, he moved to assist LG Andrew Voorhees with an internal defender.

Outlook

The Vera-Tucker is planned as the NFL’s first left guard due to the lack of typical size and length in the tackle position, but this is a broken type in the past. Pick Garrett Borres in the first round of 2017 was knocked with a smaller tackle, but was criticized for being named the PWFA All-Rookie Team in 2017 and the Second Team All-Pro in 2020. I responded.Bear’s aggressive tackle Charles Reno was drafted in the seventh round of 2014, despite a great career Boise Due to size restrictions, I made a professional bowl in 2018. Vera-Tucker’s “limitation” only gives the Viking the flexibility to play him in either place.

NFL comparison

Will Hernandez (G) (New York Giants)-Lance Zelline (NFL.com)

Zack Martin (G) (Dallas Cowboys)-Drae Harris (TheDraftNetwork)

Alimar Pet (G) (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)-Oliver Hodgekinson (ProFootballNetwork)

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2021 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Jaguar (Phoenix X Minimus): QB Trevor Lawrence
2) Jet (eagles.north.of.the.border): QB Zach Wilson
3) 49ers (User name required): QB Trey Lance
4) Falcons (chewy Wellington): OT Penei Sewell
5) Bengals (Dr_Horrible): WR Ja’Marr Chase
6) Dolphin (20Safety_Hazard): TE Kylepits
7) Lions (drc242): WR DeVonta Smith
8) Panthers (wildcatlh): QB Justin Fields
9) Broncos (ItownBallers22): CB Patrick Satein II
10) Cowboys (Kefas): OT Rashon Slater
11) Giants (Bilminton): WR Jaylen Waddle
12) Eagles (ablesser88): CB Jacey Horn
13) Charger (Georgia_eagle): LB Micah Parsons
14) Viking (Philliesandthebees): OT Alijah Vera-Tucker
15) Patriots: SakPrescott:
16) Cardinal (Carson Wentz ACL):
17) Raiders (dshelton5):
18) Dolphin (J. Will):
19) Soccer team (Nega Delphi Norm):
20) Bear (Happy24):
21) Colts (fly like an eagle):
22) Titans (a friendly neighborhood Philadelphia fan):
23) Jet (stocky as soon as possible):
twenty four) Steelers (Gregnad):
25) Jaguar (“Snack”):
26) Browns (Gerouxman1956):
27) Ravens (Brenda Nextrom):
28) Saint (permit):
29) Packers (Philly_Philly):
30) Bill (double fly):
31) Chiefs (Leobedio):
32) Buccaneers (Phuckdallas):


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1) Jaguar: QB Trevor Lawrence
2) Jet: QB Zach Wilson:
3) 49ers: QB Justin Fields
4) Falcons: OT Penei Sewell
5) Bengals: WR Ja’Marr Chase
6) Dolphin: TE Kyle Pitts
7) Lions: WR Devonta Smith
8) Panthers: OT Rashon Slater
9) Broncos: QB Trey Lance
10) Cowboys: CB Patrick Satein II
11) Giants: LB Micah Parsons
12) Eagles: WR Jaylen Waddle
13) Charger: CB Jacy Horn
14) Viking:

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings Add Offensive Line Help

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