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NFL mock draft 2013: Vikings could take another offensive linemen this time around

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The Minnesota Vikings could be picking late in the 2013 NFL Draft, and one option is to continue building up their offensive line.


The Minnesota Vikings could make the playoffs this season, which would mean they'd be picking in the bottom half of the draft. This would be a huge change from this past draft, in which they originally had the No. 3 pick, behind only the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams.

Now, they could pick at early as No. 21 if they make the playoffs and much earlier than that if they don't. In 2012, they selected offensive tackle Matt Kalil. Over at National Football Post, Russ Lande had his latest mock draft, in which he has the Vikings picking at No. 23, and taking center Barrett Jones out of Alabama.

Lande suggests that shoring up the interior of the offensive line is the next logical step,and Jones would be an immediate starter at either center or one of the guard positions. Jones was considered the top interior lineman in the nation this year.

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