NFL Draft 2018: Five bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings

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2. The Vikings will draft a cornerback in the first round

You know how I was talking about drafting a player at a position of need where there isn’t as much depth? Well, that applies directly to the desperation the Vikings have at cornerback heading into the 2018 NFL season.

Minnesota let Tramaine Brock walk after trading for him early in the season and still haven’t brought back aging veteran Terence Newman. Despite a significant improvement from Mackensie Alexander and solid play from Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes, there is a definite need for depth and talent.

Right now, the fourth and fifth cornerbacks on the depth chart would be Marcus Sherels and Horace Richardson. The team can’t feel too comfortable with that, especially since they are looking for a nickel corner for the defense.

Mike Hughes seems like a perfect fit for the defense, but others could be a great fit too. Josh Jackson might slide after a disappointing combine and turn out to be an absolute steal in the first round. Either way, more great talent is needed early in the draft.