It's been a silver lining of desired progress to a camp that has been largely overshadowed by the changes that come with a new regime, but a week and change into camp experts are starting to sing the praises of second year left tackle Christian Darrisaw.
The 23rd pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Darrisaw's rookie year was delayed by injury and then found him behind the eight-ball once he was cleared to play. That, couple with expectations from Mike Zimmer, led to a bit of a rocky entry into the NFL for Darrisaw a year ago. Fast forward to today and you've got a healthy player that is regularly turning heads at Vikings Training Camp practices.
But it's been Darrisaw's success in one-on-one blocking drills up against the likes of Danielle Hunter and Za'Darius Smith that have been most impressive for some experts.
Noted in the clip below, the success in these one-on-one blocking drills has been impressive. Out on an island all by himself, Darrisaw has held his own against some of the league's elite pass rushers. When the season comes around and he actually has a guard next to him to aid the efforts, the improvements that Darrisaw is showing will be felt even more.