9. Minnesota Vikings (via DEN): Oregon OT Penei Sewell
The Vikings, for too long, have skirted around what they need to address. The offensive line is a problem every year, and if you want to win with Kirk Cousins, that can’t happen. Cousins is a good quarterback, and an underrated one in the NFL, but if he doesn’t have time to throw, he’s not the kind of player to consistently extend plays and create.
Here, the Vikings are aggressive in finding a solution on the line. When Penei Sewell drops to No. 9, they trade up with the Broncos to add him to their roster. Sewell can slot in at left tackle on day one and dominate his competition, and he, along with right tackle Brian O’Neill, helps forge a fearsome bookend duo.