This time, the Vikings decided to hold onto their pick, rather than make another trade.
They used it to select a cornerback: Chris Cook out of Virginia.
Cook is big and fast, but there are questions about him in run support. That would seem to make him a less-than-ideal player for the Vikings’ system, but obviously they like his talent and think they can coach him up.
Cornerback was a somewhat predictable pick for the Vikings here given the interest they reportedly had in both Patrick Robinson and Kyle Wilson. Robinson was taken by the Saints after the Vikes traded down, while Wilson went to the Jets before the trade.
In the short term, Cook provides depth behind Antoine Winfield, Lito Sheppard, Benny Sapp and, when he returns, Cedric Griffin. Down the road, he could slide in as a starter, if it becomes necessary to move Winfield to safety.