Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have multiple holes that need to be addressed. This week on KFAN.com, there will be a series of draft prospects being highlighted before the draft starts on Thursday night.
One of the biggest needs the team has is at the cornerback position. After losing Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander to free agency, and releasing Xavier Rhodes, the Vikings have to find a way to fill those holes.
The cornerback class is deep in this year's draft class, but after the top two prospects there is a lot of uncertainty as to who is going to be the third corner off the board. TCU’s Jeff Gladney is a player to keep an eye on for the Vikings at either pick 22 or 25.
Gladney would be able to come in on day one and immediately make the Vikings secondary better than what it is currently. He plays a physical style of football and is at his best when he is in man coverage. He combines his physicality with good footwork, all traits that make up a good cornerback in the NFL.
The former TCU cornerback would bring his scrappy playstyle with him to the Vikings. He has the length that Zimmer loves in his cornerbacks and plays with extremely quick feet. It seems like Gladney would be a great fit in Zimmer’s defense, so he is a name to keep an eye on in the opening night of the draft.
Stay tuned for more draft profiles coming throughout this week on KFAN.com. The profiles will be addressing positions of need for the Vikings, and there will also be reaction pieces available after each day of the draft.