Minnesota entered the offseason with some question marks at guard.
Ezra Cleveland played OK at right guard in 2020. Will the team keep him there or move him to a different position? As of now, it seems as though Cleveland will be the team’s left guard.
So then right guard becomes a spot up for grabs. A lot of Minnesota fans thought Wyatt Davis could be the one to take the right guard position, but right now there is a surprising candidate to emerge for that spot: Oli Udoh.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer talked about Udoh recently:
“I like Udoh at guard,” Zimmer said. “Big-bodied guy. If he’s going to be the guard, we have to keep giving him reps, so he get comfortable with all the things that happen in there.”
Udoh, drafted in 2019, had good measurables, but seemed like a project. Maybe that project has paid off and Udoh has formed into a starting-caliber player. The Vikings still have the preseason to find out.