OL rankings: Teams 11-32
The Vikings have one of the stronger left sides in the league with Bryant McKinnie teaming up with guard Steve Hutchinson, and 10-year veteran Matt Birk is the glue for this unit. The right side is a bit of a question with second-year pro Ryan Cook penciled in at right tackle and Artis Hicks holding down the right guard position. Minnesota should definitely be a left-handed team in 2007 and will need to shore up its pass protection because the unproven Tarvaris Jackson will be starting at quarterback. The fact that the Vikings gave up 43 sacks last season needs to be addressed, but their 4.1 yards per carry was respectable. Offensive line coach Pat Morris and his assistant Jim Hueber will have their hands full.
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Scouts Inc.: Position rankings
With training camps approaching, Scouts Inc. ranks the NFL teams 1-32 at nine positions.
Monday, July 9: Quarterbacks
Tuesday, July 10: Running backs
Wednesday, July 11: Wide receivers
Thursday, July 12: Tight ends
Friday, July 13: Offensive line
Monday, July 16: Defensive line
Tuesday, July 17: Linebackers
Wednesday, July 18: Defensive backs
Thursday, July 19: Special teams