Florida State DT Marvin Wilson listed as a senior bowl player the Vikings should covet

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Jack White, Vikings Wire
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The Vikings have some excuses for why their defensive line was so inconsistent in 2020.

Minnesota was missing Michael Pierce and Danielle Hunter. Pierce opted out after signing with the team in free agency. Hunter suffered a season-ending injury. The Vikings also traded away Yannick Ngakoue after a 1-5 start.

Still, even with Pierce and Hunter playing for the Vikings, the team could use an upgrade at defensive line. At least, that’s what Bleacher Report thinks. The outlet listed Florida State DT Marvin Wilson as a senior bowl player Minnesota should covet. Here’s what it said:

“Florida State’s Marvin Wilson could have gone pro last year, but he decided to stay another season with the Seminoles. He didn’t tally a ton of box-score stats this past year, but he did tie a school record with two blocked field goals in a single game.

Wilson can be explosive off the snap and quickly get into the backfield. He did a better job using technique and active hands in 2020 rather than just relying on his size (6’3″, 319 lbs) and quickness to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.”

With how bad the Vikings were at generating pressure in 2020, Minnesota could use a presence like Wilson. Pierce won’t be able to play every snap and the Vikings desperately need a player who can thrive in the three-technique spot, so defensive tackle help would be a big boost.