By continuing to use the site, you accept our. “It was really him being in bad position most of the time or being over-aggressive,’’ Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday about the holding penalties. 72 among NFL guards. Register today for free or log in to access this premium article. Chris is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he spent his college years watching the losingest team in the history of Division I-A football.

Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. Dru Samia brings needed levels of athletic ability and strength to play as a starting guard at the NFL level. The right guard had a dreadful outing in Sunday night’s 27-26 loss at Seattle. Dantzler and Gladney started for a second straight game on Sunday, and both played all 54 defensive snaps. While at Oklahoma, Samia became known for his toughness. 75. All of that remains true one year later, even though he played just 31 snaps as a rookie. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? 1 receiver in the NFL while Vikings rookie Justin Jefferson is No. The amount of days remaining corresponds with the jersey number of the player being examined on that day. in Danville, CA, College: the official stats partner of the NFL. The Vikings need to put someone else in at right guard this Sunday against the Falcons, because continuing to trot Samia … Pro Football Focus last week ranked the Vikings’ Dru Samia as dead last at No. It’s safe to say that Elflein has garnered a bad rap from plenty of Vikings fans for his performances in the past, but Samia has struggled as the fill-in. With that said, he has a handful of technical deficiencies that handcuff his balance and ability to set first contact. liked what they saw from him in that game, every single player preview to date – plus other offseason content – in this handy spreadsheet. The 2018 Big 12 Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year was a highly intriguing guard prospect who most draft analysts projected to come off the board on Day 2. The Vikings are very high on his potential in Kubiak's offense, and the primary competition is made up of underachieving veterans (Dakota Dozier, Aviante Collins) and a seventh-round rookie (Kyle Hinton). Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. –Adam Thielen played a career-high 81 snaps out of 87 at Seattle. The Vikings picked up their biggest win of the season on Sunday and might be set up for a bit of a run. You can find every single player preview to date – plus other offseason content – in this handy spreadsheet. "I'm hoping [the offensive line] becomes even more of a strength for us next year.". He was a longtime NBA writer with the Akron Beacon Journal, Rocky Mountain News and AOL FanHouse. “You’ve got to keep working on being in the right position and understanding that on double teams, you can go ahead and be as aggressive as you want. That type of mentality goes a long way on the interior of the offensive line. Stafford is believed to have been exposed to the coronavirus, but he could be cleared to play if he tests negative multiple times. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! When the Vikings went to a nickel defense, he moved to the slot and Hughes came in to play the outside. "I think we've got some young guys that we basically redshirted this year that I think are going to have opportunities to be good football players," Mike Zimmer said after the season. Pro Football Focus last week ranked the Vikings’ Dru Samia as dead last at No. At this point, enough is enough when it comes to Dru Samia.

There were definitely some things he needs to clean up, but the Vikings reportedly liked what they saw from him in that game. He has moved ahead of Hardy Nickerson as the starting linebacker in the base defense. By continuing to use the site, you accept our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.  (College Stats), Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (15068th overall since 1960). The Vikings are extremely banged up at the cornerback position heading into their game against the Lions. The Vikings' only move wound up being the trade of Yannick Ngakoue two weeks ago. Samia remains last, and is No. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Join the conversation at InsideTheVikings by clicking the follow button in the upper right-hand corner of this page (mobile users, tap the bell icon – you may have to click ‘News’ first), and follow @WillRagatz on Twitter. He's got all of the tools, now it's time to see if he can emerge in his second season.