Minnesota Vikings Second Round Pick: Brian O’Neill – OT – Pittsburgh

After a run on offensive line in the back half of the 1st round, many fans and experts expected to the Minnesota Vikings to draft an offensive lineman. As we know now, that would not be the case as they used the 30th overall selection in the draft to secure corner back, Mike Hughes.

Immediately on day 2 of the draft there was a run on offensive linemen again. This left only a few quality options for Rick Spielman to choose from. With the 64th overall pick, the Vikings selected Brian O’Neill, offensive tackle from Pittsburgh.

O’Neill is projected as a raw prospect with significant upside to be the future left or right tackle of this Minnesota football team. He isn’t a day one starter but that is not why the Vikings drafted him. O’Neill, along with Rashod Hill, provide quality depth behind our starting tackles which is very important towards maintaining the production of the offense.

Brian O’Neill was the only selection for the Minnesota Vikings on day 2 but again, the Minnesota Viking’s improved as a football team.


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