Offensive and defensive line listed as offseason need for Vikings

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Kyle Ratke
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The Vikings need some help on the front line both offensively and defensively.

Sam Monson over at Pro Football Talk listed the biggest needs for each team this offseason. For the Vikings, Monson listed the offensive line, defensive line and edge rushers.

Here’s what Monson wrote about the Vikings:

The Minnesota Vikings have several glaring holes that need to be addressed, none bigger than on the offensive line. Minnesota’s guards were some of the worst starters in the league in 2020, with Dru Samia ending up with an 18.7 PFF pass-blocking grade and Dakota Dozier a 36.7 pass-blocking mark. Former first-round pick Garrett Bradbury was a little better at center (38.8), meaning the entire interior could use an upgrade. The defensive line was also an abysmal unit once it had no Danielle Hunter to rely on, and any spot outside of his could use an immediate upgrade.

Getting Hunter back from injury and Michael Pierce off of the reserve list will be huge for the team, but there’s no doubt the team needs to invest in the offensive line in what will be a huge year for Mike Zimmer, Rick Spielman and Kirk Cousins after a disappointing 2020 season.