With Pick #193 in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Olisaemeka Udoh, an offensive tackle from Elon University. You can call him Oli.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com had a sixth-round grade on Udoh, and compares him to current Oakland Raiders’ offensive tackle David Sharpe. Here’s what he had to say about him.
Mammoth right tackle prospect with intriguing developmental traits as both a run blocker and in pass protection. Udoh lacks the quickness for move-blocking duties but has power to generate push against opponents in front of him. There are exploitable holes in his pass sets for the NFL, but his size, length and potential for improvement in that phase are worthy of taking a shot on as a Day 3 draft-and-develop prospect that might require a year on the practice squad.
The sixth round is a place where you can take a chance on guys like Udoh in the hopes of developing them. Here’s hoping that the Vikings’ coaching staff can do just that.
Welcome to Minnesota, Oli!