In a recent 2020 mock draft, The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid has the Minnesota Vikings selecting current Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs with their first-round pick.
With less than two months left in the 2019 regular season, the time for the Minnesota Vikings to make their selections in the 2020 NFL Draft will be here before we know it.
Based on their current 8-3 record, the Vikings will likely make their first pick in next year’s draft during the bottom of the first round. However, with Rick Spielman as their general manager, there’s always a chance that Minnesota could make a trade to move up in the first round as well.
So which needs will the Vikings be looking to fill with their first selection in the 2020 NFL Draft? Based on the declining play of their pass defense this season and who they have hitting free agency next year, Minnesota could decide to add a cornerback to their roster with their first-round pick in 2020.
This is at least how The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid felt during a 2020 mock draft that he published on Monday.
With the 24th pick in next year’s draft, Reid has the Vikings selecting current Alabama cornerback Trevon Diggs. If you’re thinking the young corner is related to current Minnesota receiver Stefon Diggs, that would be correct as the two are brothers.
Trevon Diggs measures in at 6-foot-2, 202 pounds and Reid mentions that he has a lot of attributes that Mike Zimmer looks for in a cornerback for his defense including aggressiveness and an affinity for tackling.
In 18 games at Alabama since 2018, Diggs has racked up 14 pass breakups, four interceptions, and two touchdowns. He has also spent some time with the Crimson Tide returning both punts and kickoffs, so this is another element to his game that could be of use to the Vikings.
He’s got the potential to develop into a No. 1 corner in the NFL and with Xavier Rhodes’ performance trending downward, Minnesota will possibly be looking for his eventual replacement during next year’s draft.
If Diggs is on the board when it comes time for the Vikings to make their first-round draft pick in 2020, good luck convincing Zimmer that the team should select someone else.