NFL Draft 2018: 4 cornerbacks the Minnesota Vikings could possibly select

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(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Jaire Alexander
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Which corners available in the 2018 draft pool might be suiting up in a Minnesota Vikings uniform next season?

For the past few seasons, the Minnesota Vikings have had one of the best secondaries in the entire NFL. The Vikings’ defense has ranked third or better in passing yards allowed in the last two years and they have never ranked lower than 12th in this category since Mike Zimmer was hired in 2014.

Led by All-Pro corner Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota’s pass defense is night and day compared to what it was just one year before Zimmer showed up (second-worst in 2013).

Despite their recent dominance, there’s a pretty good chance that the Vikings could select a cornerback with one of their picks in this year’s NFL Draft.

Even if Minnesota ends up re-signing Terence Newman this year, there’s no real indication to what the 39-year-old corner’s role will be with the team next season. There have also been some rumblings that the Vikings are interested in finding a new nickel cornerback for 2018. So that could be something they choose to take care of with a draft selection.

Of the corners available in this year’s draft pool, who could be the next to join Minnesota’s talented defensive backfield?