Visit Scheduled with Offensive Lineman

The Vikings have reportedly scheduled a visit with one of the draft's top offensive linemen. See and hear what he had to say about his eventual transition to the NFL.

Tennessee's star offensive lineman, Arron Sears, loves playing the left tackle position as he did during his senior year, but at the NFL level he knows that isn't where he's likely to line up.

"I'm really getting the sense that most of the 32 teams are looking at me at the guard position because of my frame and being able to play down inside at the guard position," he said at the NFL Scouting Combine last month.

The Minnesota Vikings could be one of those teams, as they have a need at right guard after the struggled of Artis Hicks last year and the free-agent defection of Jason Whittle to the Buffalo Bills. Now the Boston Herald is reporting that Sear has a visit scheduled with the Vikings.

Sears also knows his versatility is an asset to a rookie entering the NFL since he could help provide depth at multiple spots right away.

"It's been tremendous being able to play on both sides, both tackle and guard, because if you know what the tackle is doing on one (left) side, you should also know what the tackle is doing over on the right; and also the same with the guard position."

Looking back on his college career, the 6-foot-3, 319-pound lineman picked out two defensive players who gave him the biggest challenge during his career.

"Quentin Moses out of the University of Georgia, he's pretty good with his speed. And Ray McDonald, he's pretty good with his leverage against the run."

Scout.com subscribers can click the link below to hear a four-minute highlights clip from Sears' NFL Combine interview. Listen in as he talks about why he returned for his senior year, his Senior Bowl experience, why he thinks his experience in the SEC makes him better prepared for the NFL than many other offensive linemen, working out with Tennessee alum and 49ers LB Parys Haralson and more!

         Arron Sears' Scout.com Profile Page

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