The Minnesota Vikings are deeper on the interior offensive line than they have been in some time, but improved play is still needed from that group.
John Sullivan is one of the most underrated players in the NFL and one of the best centers. Guards Charlie Johnson and Brandon Fusco had an up and down season. All three were integral parts of Adrian Peterson’s near record-breaking season.
The top reserves are expected to be returners Jeff Baca and Joe Berger as well as free agent signee Vladimir Ducasse. The only other interior offensive lineman on the roster is Josh Samuda, who suffered a broken fibula and dislocated ankle during a voluntary offseason workout at Winter Park.
The Vikings like Baca and he may eventually get into the starting lineup, but more talent can be obtained from the draft. Here are the top five guards and centers as well as an underrated, an overrated and a sleeper prospect in the 2014 draft.