Nov 17, 2012; College Park, MD, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Xavier Rhodes (27) prior to the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports Mock Draft Sends Xavier Rhodes to the Vikings

Cornerbacks are blowing up at the combine. Desmond Trufant put up great 40 times. Another guy turning heads is Xavier Rhodes of Florida State. Rhodes measured in at 6-1 1/2, 210 – good size for a corner. He ran a 4.41 40 and posted a 40.5 in the vertical. Clearly this guy is a terrific athlete.

The mock draft was all over Rhodes a day before his impressive combine work. Josh Sanchez said:

Rhodes is a very big and physical corner that would fit in well with the Vikings secondary. In a division with the Packers, Bears and Lions passing attacks, the Vikings would benefit from adding one of this year’s top cornerbacks.

Again you have to ask, would it be wise for the Vikings to go corner with all their other needs? Maybe not. But with so many good corners out there, you have to believe Rick Spielman will be tempted to put need aside and go for value. And besides you can never have enough good corners. Especially ones who can run.

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  • Josh

    I took Rhodes in #MockOne before the combine started too. Even made picks for the rest of the draft too and think that adding Rhodes in the first (BPA) would still give the Vikings chance to fill all their wants and needs. Check out all my picks at and on twitter search #MockOne to see the UDFA too. Will be several more mocks like this before the draft, so sign up using the link too.

  • ShaunBob

    I wouldn’t mind seeing the Vikings get Rhodes or Trufaunt in the 1st. The way speilman wheels and deals in the draft it wouldn’t be to surprising to see him trade back and get 2 1st rounders again. I would like to se him do that and get one of those CB and either Olgeetree or Hopkins.