2019 NFL Mock Draft: Justin Herbert heads to Giants

TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 27: Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (10) passes under pressure from Arizona Wildcats defensive tackle PJ Johnson (52) and defensive end Jalen Harris (49) during the college football game between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona Wildcats on October 27, 2018 at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. Arizona defeated the No. 19 Oregon Ducks 44-15. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 27: Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (10) passes under pressure from Arizona Wildcats defensive tackle PJ Johnson (52) and defensive end Jalen Harris (49) during the college football game between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona Wildcats on October 27, 2018 at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, AZ. Arizona defeated the No. 19 Oregon Ducks 44-15. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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MANHATTAN, KS – OCTOBER 21: Kansas State Wildcats offensive lineman Dalton Risner (71) after Kansas State scores an early touchdown in the first quarter of a Big 12 game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas State Wildcats on October 21, 2017 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, KS – OCTOBER 21: Kansas State Wildcats offensive lineman Dalton Risner (71) after Kansas State scores an early touchdown in the first quarter of a Big 12 game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Kansas State Wildcats on October 21, 2017 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS. (Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

20. player. 60. . Offensive Lineman. Kansas State. Dalton Risner

The Minnesota Vikings were one of the better stories in the NFL last season, as they came out of nowhere to make it all the way to the NFC Championship Game. Sure, they had tremendous talent on the defensive side of the ball, but they lost their quarterback and running back to injury early in the season, and had to rely on Case Keenum the rest of the way.

Coming into 2018, many expected the Vikings to be a Super Bowl contender, but they have been inconsistent on both sides of the ball, especially on defense. Their defense was one of the best in football last season, but off the field issues, and injuries have really hurt them as they  try to get back to the playoffs.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Vikings need more depth along the offensive line, and that is where they should use their draft pick in the first round. Adding a guy like Dalton Risner makes the entire unit better, as he is one of the more versatile offensive linemen in this draft class.

The team signed Kirk Cousins to a monster deal this offseason, so it would make sense that they add to the offensive line in the draft, as they need to protect that investment. Risner is a good-looking player who has the size to start right away in the NFL, and the Vikings definitely need that.