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O'Neill goes to Minnesota Vikings in second round of NFL Draft

O'Neill goes to Minnesota Vikings in second round of NFL Draft

The afternoon of the second day of the NFL Draft, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman met with Tony Sparano, the team's offensive line coach, for a chat about the position.

Three rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft are already over and done with and the Minnesota Vikings have only added two new players to their roster. They took the first step on Thursday night when they added cornerback Mike Hughes to help fix a secondary which was anchored at times by the now 39-year-old Terence Newman. He played left tackle for the Panthers in 2017 after playing right tackle in 2015 and 2016.

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Of course, there's a lot that needs to be proven from O'Neill. PFF College credited O'Neill with the third-highest pass-blocking efficiency rating (98.3) in this year's tackle class, and O'Neill allowed just one sack over his final 825 pass-blocking snaps at Pitt. He has a useful skill set for the Vikings, but some scouts commented on the 6-foot-7-inch, 297-pound tackle's lack of comparative size. O'Neill is a fluid and natural mover in space. Some draft evaluators believe he could play guard.


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