do leading up to most games Armon Watts Jersey nfl draft , we got an opportunity to exchange some questions with the folks that write about the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming opponent. This week is no different, as I got the opportunity to swap questions from Brandon Gowton from Bleeding Green Nation, SB Nation’s home for the Philadelphia Eagles. You can see the answers that I provided to his questions right here, and here are the questions that he answered for me.1) After winning the Super Bowl last season, John DeFilippo was hired by the Vikings to be their offensive coordinator after serving as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach. Can any of the fairly low output of the Eagles’ offense so far this season be attributed to his departure and/or the departure of offensive coordinator Frank Reich?2) The Eagles kept Carson Wentz on the bench for the first two weeks of the season, but he’s started the past two weeks. Do you think he’s at 100% yet?3) If you could take one player off of the Vikings’ roster and move him to Philadelphia, who would it be and why?4) What worries you the most about the Vikings going into this week’s game?5) How do you see Sunday’s game playing out?Thanks to Brandon for taking the time to sit down and answer our questions. We’ll have more on this Sunday’s game as we get closer to kickoff.Aviante Collins: Where’s His Best Fit ? One of the guys in the mix for a starting/roster spot along the offense line is Aviante Collins, a second year man that the Vikings picked up last year as an undrafted free agent out of TCU. So far he’s generally been seen to be having a good training camp Replica Armon Watts Jersey , and had a pretty good night in Denver as well. Looking For a PositionLast year, Collins got most of his reps at right tackle, where he played in college.He was also seen as athletic enough (4.81” 40) to see some action at left tackle as well.Collins had the upper body strength (34 benchbress reps), but was a little light for a tackle (295 lbs) and just didn’t have the lower body strength and girth to anchor very well against NFL defensive linemen.That created some footwork issues at times as he tried to over compensate, which left him off balance.Nevertheless he made the roster and saw some limited action as an extra tackle in jumbo packages late in the season.He did well in that role. During the off-season, Collins added some weight - about 10 pounds of muscle– to help his lower body strength and anchoring ability.That, along with a year of NFL coaching, seems to have helped his performance.Collins plays with a nasty streak Stitched Armon Watts Jersey , which coach Mike Zimmer mentioned he likes about him, and had some good blocks against Denver - playing both left tackle and (mostly) left guard with the second string.The question with Collins is what is his best position?While he’s played mostly tackle, his arm length (33 3/8”) is not ideal for playing outside.Mike Zimmer apparently was the one to suggest playing him inside at left guard to see how he does.It makes sense as Collins has the size and quickness to play inside, and his arm length isn’t much of an issue there.There are at least a few other guys competing at left guard - Tom Compton, Danny Isidora, also Josh Andrews, so it’s unclear if that’s where he’s needed the most.But it may be his best position.Looking at the Denver game, Collins did better in his reps at left tackle.He struggled more at left guard Armon Watts Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , where he hadn’t played before, getting beat at times by quickness as he acclimated to the position.But that happened less frequently as the game progressed, suggesting with more reps he may continue to improve.What he did best at left guard was get to the second level - going out to block linebackers on run plays, and also getting out to block on screen passes.The question is that with so many competing at that position (left guard), how many reps will he get there?And will he improve enough to win the starting job?Tom Compton seemed to have the inside track at the starting LG spot, but he looked outmatched with the first team against Denver, and although Mike Zimmer gave him some light praise (he’s not going to criticize individual player performance much in press conferences), I suspect they may be looking more seriously at LG alternatives Minnesota Vikings Jerseys Stitched , which I expect will include Danny Isidora, Josh Andrews, and Aviante Collins.I suspect Collins’ roster spot is fairly safe at this point, as he can play any position except center along the offensive line.And maybe that’s the best spot for him - as a backup tackle or guard.But he may also turn out to be the best option at left guard if he continues to improve there with more reps.