With Tramaine Brock, the Vikings add more depth to a talented secondary

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Tramaine Brock
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Tramaine Brock /

The Minnesota Vikings made a trade for former Seattle Seahawk, Tramaine Brock, to add depth to an already loaded secondary.

The Minnesota Vikings have shown that they don’t have the upmost confidence in their secondary heading into 2017, and rightfully so. They recently traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for cornerback Tramaine Brock.

Minnesota is showing that they don’t trust what they’ve seen from their secondary, especially Mackensie Alexander. While Brock may not come in and make an immediate impact, his presence does give the Vikings’ another option at the cornerback position.

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Tramaine Brock
(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Tramaine Brock /

So who exactly is the new Minnesota Vikings corner, Tramaine Brock? Let’s jump right in.

Brock attended Long Beach Senior High School in Mississippi before he signed to play college ball for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, where he played safety. He was a part of the Bulldogs’ 12-0 season during his sophomore year in 2007, in which they went on to the NJCAA championship. He had 72 tackles, 7 interceptions and two forced fumbles during that season.

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He transferred to the University of Minnesota for his junior year in 2008, in which he racked up 71 tackles, one interception and two forced fumbles. Brock left Minnesota after just one season after being suspended due to academics. He finished out his senior year at Belhaven University.

Tramaine Brock signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He made his debut with the team in November against the Denver Broncos after being released twice. He made a solid impact with the 49ers, totaling 158 tackles, two forced fumbles and 11 interceptions in seven seasons.

This past April, the 49ers released Brock after he was arrested for domestic violence. The alleged incident left his children’s mother with visible injuries. His charges were eventually dropped due to lack of evidence. He then signed with the Seattle Seahawks before being traded to the Minnesota Vikings.

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While Brock may not make a huge impact on an already loaded Minnesota secondary, he will add some very nice depth in case of injury or less than solid play. For just a conditional seventh-round pick, adding Brock was a steal for the Vikings.