ESPN’s Jordan Reid sends Vikings a CB in his first mock draft

Now that it’s January, mock drafts will be coming fast and furious and we can’t wait to bring it all to you as April’s draft gets closer and closer.

The latest one comes from Minnesota Vikings expert and current ESPN analyst Jordan Reid. He knows this team better than just about anyone in the NFL draft community and Reid showed it by sending the Vikings South Carolina cornerback Cam Smith.

Here is what Reid had to say about the talented Gamecock.

“General manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah showed in his first draft in Minnesota that he values initial quickness, and after the Vikings struggled mightily in pass defense this season (7.8 yards allowed per attempt, 31st in the NFL), they will be seeking defensive backs who show good burst and can make plays on the ball. Smith checks those boxes and has experience in the slot and on the outside. He has four picks and 17 pass breakups over the past two seasons, too. Patrick Peterson and Chandon Sullivan are on expiring deals, and Cameron Dantzler Sr. will be entering the final year of his contract in 2023, so cornerback depth will be a spot to watch.”

Having that type of versatility would serve the Vikings really well as they continue to rebuild their secondary.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire