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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Let us know what you think about the selection of Oli Udoh

A big, developmental tackle for the Vikings

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

For the third time in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings called the name of an offensive lineman, and this one appears to be a bit more of a developmental prospect.

The Vikings used the 193rd selection on Oli Udoh, a big offensive tackle from Elon University. He played at the East-West Shrine game, where Vikings’ assistant Adam Zimmer got a good look at him, and played well enough there to parlay that into a Senior Bowl invite, so that seems pretty solid.

Joe Marino of The Draft Network had a sixth-round grade on Udoh, and seems to like his upside.

Udoh is a toolsy prospect coming from the small-school ranks who fared well for himself at the Shrine Game and held his own at the Senior Bowl. At this point, Udoh has better traits than he does ability but his blend of size, length, power and foot speed serve as a strong foundation to develop. Patience is required, but Udoh has developmental upside in the later rounds.

Well, the sixth round is the place where you can take a flier on a prospect with physical talent like Udoh, and that’s what the Vikings have done here.

So, what do you think of the selection? Sound off, everybody!


How would you grade the Vikings’ selection of Elon OT Oli Udoh with the 191st selection in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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