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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Let us know what you think about the selection of Dru Samia

The guard appears to be a good fit

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Oklahoma Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We knew that the biggest weakness for the Minnesota Vikings going into the 2019 NFL Draft was the offensive line, and the team’s latest selection is proof that they’re doing something to fix it.

After a trade up with the Seattle Seahawks, the Vikings selected offensive lineman Dru Samia with the 114th overall pick.

Samia appears to be the sort of player that Kevin Stefanski, Gary Kubiak, and Rick Dennison are looking for with the new scheme they want to install. He’s got solid athleticism and appears to be suited to the zone blocking style that the Vikings will be using going forward.

Our friends from our Oklahoma Sooners site, Crimson and Cream Machine, put together a nice profile of Samia. Here’s what they had to say about him.

Another one of the Oklahoma Sooners’ vaunted offensive lineman is up for grabs this April in the 2019 NFL Draft. All but one of Bill Bedenbaugh’s starting hogmollies are expected to be drafted, and that includes 2018 Joe Moore Award winner Dru Samia. One could say that Samia’s stock has been going up since he was a freshman, winning out during his senior year by earning second-team All-American from the AP in addition to first-team All-Big 12 honors. Samia originally started his career at right tackle after replacing a less than stellar Josiah St. John after the Red River Rivalry, but he later moved inside to right guard where his talents were better served.

What do you think of the selection of Dru Samia, folks? Let us know!


How would you grade the Vikings’ selection of Oklahoma OL Dru Samia with the 114th selection in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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