NFL Draft 2015

INSTANT REACTION: The Minnesota Vikings Select T.J. Clemmings

Heading into Day Three of the 2015 NFL Draft, Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings had three new defenders in the fold and six picks remaining. The first pick of the day, number 110 in the fourth round, was used to select Pittsburgh right tackle T.J. Clemmings.

Clemmings stands at 6′ 5″ and 309 pounds and screams value this far into Draft weekend. He was largely considered a first round prospect, or second round in some cases, but it will be interesting to see how he fits into the Vikings current depth chart.

A former basketball player and defensive end, Clemmings has the physical tools to become a great NFL blocker, but is expected to need time to develop his skill set.

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  1. Tough to argue with this pick but a couple starting caliber guards went off the board right after we made it. Hope the medical issues are overblown but Rick hasnt gotten a lot of return on these types (Childs/Mauti) and there were healthy guys available.

  2. While Clemmings has so far impressed as a run blocker, it sounds like he has the physical gifts and traits of a left tackle. Here’s hoping he backs up Khalil and gives him some competition, too.

  3. Can he play Left Guard? The Vikings need a LG. A decent one might actually help Kalil reach his potential again.