Cornerback continues to be a popular position for the Minnesota Vikings and rightfully so. Their pass defense has left a lot to be desired and their two starting cornerbacks Duke Shelley and Patrick Peterson aren’t likely to continue to play this well.
With that in mind, adding a cornerback to a room that Andrew Booth Jr. and Akayleb Evans just joined in the draft last year. That would be a dynamic young room that will continue to grow and develop.
CBS Sports’ Kyle Stackpole agrees and has the Vikings taking Illinois cornerback Devon Witherspoon. Here is what Stackpole had to say about the Fighting Illini star.
“Devon Witherspoon, coming from one of the best defenses in all of college football, will bring a tenacity and physicality that Minnesota could use in the secondary, especially with Patrick Peterson set to become a free agent.”
Witherspoon is someone that I really liked when I watched him and you can read his full scouting report here. He likely won’t end up going in the back end of the first round, but he would be an excellent addition to the Vikings’ defense.