2014 NFL Draft: Minnesota Vikings Select CB Kendall James


Jun 11, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits on the side of the field at the Minnesota Vikings Minicamp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

What, more defensive backs?

Yes fans, the Vikings are loading up on secondary pieces in the back end of the draft.

Viking Nation was clamoring for it all day, and Rick Spielman finally delivered. With their second pick in the sixth round, the #184 pick overall, the Minnesota Vikings take CB Kendall James out of Maine.

The 5-11, 180 pound James ran a 4.40 forty at the combine so, another speedster taken by the Vikings. What you’re looking at here is another project player for Mike Zimmer, a guy with solid physical tools who will need to add size and work on his game.

James comes with a reputation as a scrapper, so that will work in his favor. He sounds like a real Zimmer type guy, feisty and heady.

After neglecting the secondary all throughout the draft, the Vikings go Antone Exum and Kendall James in the sixth round. And they have three more picks remaining before this draft is complete.

Is that enough secondary help for everyone?

Actually, they might as well take more. Can never have enough defensive backs. Toss all those guys out there in camp and see who survives.

Oh, and never say the Vikings don’t do their due diligence. They took a guy from all the way up in Maine. Is that even technically America?

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