Redrafting the Minnesota Vikings’ 2018 NFL Draft class

(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) Jason Sanders
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(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Tre Flowers
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Tre Flowers /

Round 4

Tre Flowers – CB (Oklahoma State)

Original Pick: Jalyn Holmes – DE (Ohio State)

I was a big Flowers fan heading into the 2018 NFL Draft. But realistically, with what he put on tape and the other talented defensive backs available in the draft, he really did go where he should have (round four).

Flowers exceeded expectations with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018 though and made every other NFL general manager look downright silly for passing on him.

With his big 6-foot-3, 203 pound body, teams didn’t know really know if he would be a cornerback or safety in the league. But Flowers made it clear he has the ability to be not only a starting corner in the NFL, but one that can make an impact.

He managed to start 15 games for the Seahawks in 2018 and he more than held his own against opposing receivers.

Thoughts on original pick:

Unfortunately passing on Hughes in round one left a need at the cornerback position. Holmes has a solid future ahead of him, but it was always going to be a tough road to see playing time at defensive tackle with guys like Linval Joseph, Sheldon Richardson, and Tom Johnson on the Vikings’ roster.

So this might not be entirely fair, but cornerback is just a bigger need for me at this point in the draft.