ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper is so high on USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker that he has him to the Minnesota Vikings with the 14th pick in the NFL Draft in his mock draft.
“I’ll stick with Vera-Tucker here because of his versatility. He played guard before moving to left tackle for USC last season. He impressed there and rocketed up draft boards. I think he’ll probably stick at tackle in the NFL. We know coach Mike Zimmer will always push for the Vikings to draft a defender, and this could also be a spot for a pass-rusher or defensive back.”