Kyle Fuller – CB
The Vikings are beginning to get a little healthier at the cornerback position. Mike Hughes returned to game action last Sunday against the Oakland Raiders and Mackensie Alexander resumed practicing this week.
That’s great to see because Minnesota has rolled out some of their younger corners in certain parts of their games this year and the results have not been good.
To say Mark Fields, Kris Boyd, and Nate Meadors have struggled would be a huge understatement. These guys have tended to watch opposing receivers run by them and score touchdowns instead of covering them. It is very tough to watch.
The bad news for the Vikings is that despite Alexander practicing this week, it’s not a guarantee that he will suit up against the Bears and that would mean one of Minnesota’s struggling young corners could see the field again.
This wouldn’t be an issue if the Vikings had another talented corner like Kyle Fuller on their roster. Fuller is a highly skilled and opportunistic cornerback. In his career, he has racked up a total of 17 interceptions and 262 tackles.
This season, Fuller already has 19 tackles and two interceptions and he’s shown no signs of slowing down.
Fuller plays much bigger than his 5-foot-11 frame. That is because his technique is pretty flawless and he’s extremely quick in and out of his backpedal.
If this guy was on Minnesota’s roster, their fans would absolutely love him and the team’s depth and talent level at cornerback would be vastly improved.