The media invite to Vikings OTAs doesn't open the doors until Wednesday, but that doesn't mean the sports reporters won't do what they can to dig up scoops playing with what they've got.
That's exactly what we saw yesterday when an observant reporter hit the pause button in Zapruder fashion on a highlight video released by the team Tuesday afternoon. I mean, part of it was pretty obvious, but after that we're talking frame-by-frame dissection and stitching together multiple cuts...at this point in the season, it's actually quite impressive to be in mid-season form.
Props to Chris Tomasson from the Pioneer Press who's the one raising the flag on Twitter for this one.
We knew that the Minnesota Vikings offensive line was going to be revamped to some extent, but we weren't sure exactly how it would look. Well, for OTA session #2 it looked a little different than we might have thought.
First things first, here's the only video we have to use as a source.
Look in the background at :24 add that together with a snippet at :50, we can see Christian Darrisaw (#71) on the sidelines at the :27 mark and then use your powers of deduction to note that Brian O'Neill is your starter at RG and BOOM...here's your early OTAs Vikings offensive line.
LT Rashod Hill
LG Ezra Cleveland
C Garrett Bradbury
RG Dakota Dozier
RT Brian O'Neill