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Report: Vikings interested in OT Ryan Schraeder

He was released by the Falcons on Wednesday

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

While the need on the offensive line for the Minnesota Vikings would appear to be on the interior, the team is reportedly interested in an offensive tackle that was just recently released.

Jordan Raanan of ESPN is reporting that offensive tackle Ryan Schraeder, who was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday, has attracted significant interest from the Vikings.

Schraeder was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Valdosta State in 2013. According to our friends at The Falcoholic, Schraeder was graded as one of the top right tackles in the NFL for a stretch from 2015 to 2017, but had a down year in 2018, leading to his release.

As of now, everything I’ve seen about Schraeder indicates that the only position he’s started at in the NFL is right tackle. That makes the Vikings’ interest in him a bit curious, since it would appear that they’ve already found their right tackle in Brian O’Neill. Signing someone like Schrader would likely necessitate moving O’Neill to the left side. . .which would necessitate Riley Reiff moving inside to guard. . .which would necessitate my drinking heavily because I think that’s an awful idea. All of it.

Schraeder is apparently drawing plenty of interest, and with the Vikings having issues with cap space at the present time, we’ll have to see if anything comes to fruition between Schraeder and the Vikings.