Things are underway at the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan, with the Minnesota Vikings going through their Organized Team Activities. As it has been for. . .well, forever, it seems. . .the offensive line is going to be a focal point from now until the season starts, and it appears that we’ve gotten an answer to one of the big questions early on.
As you can see in the picture above, and as has been reported by numerous sources on social media, the Vikings’ first-team offensive line got things underway with first-round draft choice Garrett Bradbury at the center position. That means that incumbent center Pat Elflein appears to have, officially, moved to the left guard position.
This isn’t really a surprising development, but it’s still something that there were questions about following Bradbury’s selection. Elflein played guard at a high level at THE. . .dramatic pause. . .Ohio State University before moving to center and winning the Rimington Award. Bradbury, who won that same award this past season, appears to be more suited to the center spot than he would be at guard, making Elflein the natural choice to move.
With that, the Vikings’ starting offensive line consisted of Riley Reiff at left tackle, Elflein at left guard, Bradbury at center, free agent addition Josh Kline at right guard, and Rashod Hill at right tackle. Second-year man Brian O’Neill has been sitting things out with an undisclosed injury.
The second-team offensive line was comprised of, from left to right, Aviante Collins, Dakota Dozier, Brett Jones, Danny Isidora, and Storm Norton.
So, if anyone had any questions as to how the Vikings were going to configure the starting offensive line with the addition of Garrett Bradbury, it appears those questions have been answered today.