While the Green Bay Packers went with a pair of Big Ten defensive players in the first round of the NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings addressed their offensive line.
With the 18th pick, Minnesota selected center Garrett Bradbury out of North Carolina State to help protect Kirk Cousins.
Minnesota hasn’t taken an offensive lineman in the first round since 2012 with Matt Kalil at No. 4.
The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Bradbury was an All-American last season — his fifth with the Wolfpack.
Bradbury allowed just two sacks in pass protection last season.
The Vikings have seven draft picks left:
Round 2, pick 50
Round 3, pick 81
Round 4, pick 114
Round 6, pick 178
Round 6, pick 209
Round 7, pick 247
Round 7, pick 250
PHOTO FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, North Carolina State’s Garrett Bradbury (65) celebrates after he scored a touchdown during the second half of NCAA college football game, in Raleigh, N.C.Bradbury is a possible pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)