This is a risky one to put on this list as Mike Zimmer collects corners the way I used to collect 1988 Tops Baseball Cards. Fact is, the team is stacked at this position, at least heading into the 2019 season.
The depth chart is chock full of talent and is so deep it’ll put your butt to sleep. Here’s the rundown Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, Mike Hughes, and Holton Hill. Behind those guys are promising youngsters, Craig James, and Jalen Myrick. That’s arguably the deepest and most talented group of corners in the entire NFL.
Now, obviously Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander have contracts coming up after the season, and Mike Hughes’ health will be an issue as we approach OTA’s and training camp. Even if Hughes’ recovery lasts into the regular season, the Vikings will have Rhodes, Waynes, Alexander and Hill topping the depth chart and that is a very nice foursome.
There has been talk on Vikings’ Twitter about the team trading Rhodes or cutting Waynes to free up cap space. That makes no sense, as this team’s window is still open, and why not make a run with this very impressive and deep secondary Rick Spielman has built up over the last few years? With the team’s tight cap space and other needs, there is simply no reason for them to use a draft pick on an area they are already stacked at and should use it to address other needs instead.