A move the Vikings should make in the 2021 offseason

Minnesota has a deep 2022 free agency class. The Vikings can lock down a key player from that group before the 2021 NFL season even starts.

At least, that’s what Bleacher Report thinks the team should do. Brent Sobleski, who writes for the outlet, thinks that Minnesota should extend right tackle Brian O’Neill this offseason. Sobleski wrote:

“Aside from center Garrett Bradbury, the Vikings could have three new starters this fall. Ezra Cleveland will move from right to left guard. First-round rookie Christian Darrisaw will take over at left tackle. Dakota Dozier, Mason Cole and third-round rookie Wyatt Davis will compete to start at right guard.

Considering the right tackle’s importance, the organization should lock up its top blocker now since he’s on the last year of his rookie deal.”

With Riley Reiff’s departure this offseason, O’Neill is clearly the best offensive lineman on the team, if he wasn’t already. It would make sense for Minnesota to keep him around for the long term.