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Minnesota Vikings Draft Dru Samina

Minnesota Vikings Draft Dru Samina

 Oklahoma's Dru Samia poses for a photo during the University of Oklahoma's football media day at Gaylord Family -Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Sunday, July 22, 2018. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

   Photo by: Brian Terry, The Oklahoman 

By: Preet Shah
In the 4th round of the Minnesota Vikings selected Dru Samia. The Vikings started their third day in the draft by trading up to pick 114 to select the guard out of Oklahoma. The Vikings traded pick 120 and 204 to the Seahawks for pick 114. This is the 4th consecutive pick in this draft where the Vikings selected a player on offense, which comes as a surprise due to the well documented defensive nature of coach Mike Zimmer. Samia was part of the best offensive line in college football last year where he helped keep first overall pick Kyler Murray clean in the pocket. He will now team up with the Vikings first round pick, Garrett Bradbury, and join the offensive line.

I would doubt with the signing of Josh Kline that Samia will start right away but instead will prove to be a much-needed depth piece on the offensive line. Samia has experience at both right tackle and guard but will likely play at guard due to his shorter size. I think that Samia will compete with Brett Jones and Danny Isidora to be the first guard off the bench.

This pick, much like the Bradbury pick seems to have Dennison’s and Kubiak's fingerprints all over it as Samia was rated considered one of the best zone blocking lineman in the draft. This pick will be good for providing competition and depth to a position group that in recent years has lacked both. As always leave your comments and opinions below and Skol Vikes.