Vikings Would Have Hard Time Passing on Hockenson
Could he go at 18?
The most glaring problem with the Vikings offence in 2019 was the offensive line. First year Viking quarterback, Kirk Cousins, seemed to have at least one batted pass on each possession. It's almost been a no brainer that the Vikings would go with an offensive lineman in the first round.
But the Vikings have made a few offensive lineman moves in free agency. Signing Josh Kline from the Tennessee Titans was a big move but doesn't secure up the offensive line. So what does that mean if T.J. Hockenson falls to the 18th pick. Even with the offensive line needs, Kyle Rudolph is close to retirement and even if he plays one more year, the tutelage he would give Hockenson would be huge and two nice security blankets for Cousins. It's not like Hockenson isn't used to a two tight end rotation.
The Vikings have clearly done their homework on the Hawkeye stand out. See T.J. Hockenson's Player Profile here.
The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday April 25th till Saturday April 27th.