5 cornerbacks the Vikings could select in the 2019 NFL Draft

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EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 15: Justin Layne #39 of the Michigan State Spartans returns an interception for a touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 15: Justin Layne #39 of the Michigan State Spartans returns an interception for a touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half at Spartan Stadium on October 15, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Cornerback is not a primary need of the Vikings as they approach the 2019 NFL Draft, but as long as Mike Zimmer is the head coach, taking one will always be an option.

The Vikings are actually very deep at cornerback. They have a great starting tandem of Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes with breakout star from the 2018 season, Mackensie Alexander slotted in as the nickel back. After that is last year’s first-round choice Mike Hughes and undrafted gem Holton Hill.

These guys both have question marks as Hill is facing a four-game suspension to start the season and Hughes is coming back from an ACL injury. The team also has Craig James and former AAF standout Duke Thomas rounding out the depth chart.

So, at first glance corner looks to be about the last position the Vikings should select in this year’s Draft. Mike Zimmer can never have enough corners though and with him being part of the decision-making process, the team taking one over a major need like offensive tackle can never be ruled out.

Here are five cornerbacks the Vikings could select in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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