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Vikings potential draft prospects: Clemson Cornerback A.J. Terrell

Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have multiple holes that need to be addressed. This week on, there will be a series of draft prospects being highlighted before the draft starts on Thursday night.

It would be surprising to see the Vikings go without a cornerback in the first two rounds of the draft. There are a lot of good cornerbacks in this class, something that will have Mike Zimmer excited for draft night.

Former Clemson cornerback A.J. Terrell is one of the more athletic cornerbacks coming into the NFL this year. He didn’t have the best game of his collegiate career against LSU in the National Championship and that might shy some teams away from him.

Although he struggled against LSU, Terrell still has some great tape out there. He shows flashes of being good in both man and zone coverage, and his athleticism shows up on film.

On top of being athletic and good in coverage, Terrell will come downhill and lay the big hit as well.

He can have the tendency to hand fight too much with receivers at times, but that is something that Zimmer could work on. Afterall, Xavier Rhodes had similar problems when he came into the league, and Zimmer was able to turn him into one of the league’s best corners in 2017.

Terrell has played in the brightest stage of college football coming out on both sides of the championship game. He has the big game experience combined with a lot of talent and he’s going to become a starter rather quickly at the next level.

Stay tuned for more draft profiles coming throughout this week on 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.

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