The right guard position has been a tough spot for the Vikings to figure out.
Ever since Steve Hutchinson left the franchise after 2011, the guard position has been difficult. The Vikings have found their left guard in Ezra Cleveland but the right side is still in limbo.
Over the last few years, we have seen Tom Compton, Pat Elflein, Dakota Dozier and Oli Udoh earn starts at the position. Rookie second-round draft pick Ed Ingram has been receiving positive reviews and might be the next starter at the position.
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Offensive coordinator Wes Phillips spoke highly of Ingram and the successful camp he’s having.
“He’s very stout,” Phillips told media members. “He’s got a great anchor. Late in the rush, when he gets on the edge, he’s athletic enough to kind of get his feet on the ground and push guys out of the pocket, create some expansion in the pocket. We’re really pleased with where he’s at. He’s just getting better every day.”
Throughout camp, Ingram has seen some snaps rotating in with the first-team and has played well in those situations. The competition will be going on throughout the season and Ingram has the most investment by this staff of any of the potential candidates.