5 players the Vikings should try to trade for before the deadline

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(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Quinton Dunbar
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Quinton Dunbar – CB

Compared to right now, the Vikings’ cornerback depth chart is probably going to look very different in 2020.

Mackensie Alexander and Trae Waynes are both scheduled to become free agents at the end of the season and Minnesota may look to part ways with Xavier Rhodes next summer if he doesn’t agree to lower his salary. Holton Hill being on the Vikings’ roster in 2020 is no guarantee either considering he’s already been given an eight-game suspension in his young career.

Aside from looking ahead to next year, Minnesota’s top two corners, Rhodes and Waynes, aren’t exactly having All-Pro campaigns. Both cornerbacks are allowing their coverage to catch over 74 percent of their targets this season and opposing quarterbacks have a rating over 107 when throwing in the direction of either player.

Quinton Dunbar is a guy who could potentially step in and take over for Rhodes or Waynes either this year or next. Dunbar is currently wasting away on an awful Washington Redskins team and he’s got a ton of talent that the Vikings could certainly use.

The 6-foot-2, 202-pound Redskins corner hasn’t allowed a touchdown this season and his coverage is only catching 56 percent of their targets in the four games he’s appeared in.

Dunbar has two years remaining on his current contract and his cap hit in 2020 is only $4.5 million. With Waynes and Alexander hitting free agency after the season, Dunbar would be a good player to add to ensure that Minnesota’s cornerback depth doesn’t take a big hit in 2020.