By Kyle Ratke
With the 2017 NFL season in the books, it’s officially mock draft season.
In the latest mock draft from Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, the Vikings are taking tackle Kolton Miller out of UCLA.
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UCLA’s Kolton Miller isn’t getting a ton of national love yet but will as the scouting combine gets closer and more in the media start focusing on the draft. I’m predicting a rise here for Miller based somewhat on team needs and positional value but also on the quality of his play.
Miller is a huge tackle prospect, standing at 6-8, 310 pounds. He has experience at both tackle spots.
The Vikings have six tackles under contract next season: Mike Remmers, Riley Reiff, Storm Norton, Dieugot Joseph, Rashod Hill and Aviante Collins.
Reiff and Remmers will start at left and right tackle, respectively next season.
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