Vikings Draft 2020: Playoff prospects to watch – LSU

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
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(Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kristian Fulton
(Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Kristian Fulton /

LSU Defensive Prospects

The talk around LSU typically revolves around their defense. They actively fight for the title of DBU thanks to their impressive input of NFL stars in the secondary. The Tigers’ 2019 defense is loaded at all three levels and is headed by a dominant secondary, once again.

Safety Grant Delpit entered the 2019 season already as one of the top prospects for the 2020 draft. After a bit of a down year, Delpit now sits as a mid-to-late first-round talent.

Although the Vikings will unlikely have a pick high enough in the draft to select him, Delpit could slide a bit. If the wide receiver group pumps out several first-round picks, someone is bound to fall. Delpit is a versatile play-maker with ball skills and a leadership mentality.

Cornerback Kristian Fulton is a name that often sticks to Minnesota in 2020 mock drafts. Fulton is probably the best senior defensive back in the draft and has accepted his invitation to compete at the Senior Bowl.

He is excellent at timing his breaks and staying patient at the line. His footwork and length give him more than enough ability to jump routes and keep his man from hauling in the pass.

Fulton has the size and aggressiveness to play for Mike Zimmer and he would be an immediate upgrade at cornerback. The Vikings will certainly do their homework on Fulton before the draft.

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LSU also has a few solid linebackers to take into consideration. Outside linebacker and pass-rusher K’Lavon Chaisson is likely going to land in the first round. Jacob Phillips is a physical freak and all-around athlete at middle linebacker. The Vikings already have a dynamic duo at linebacker, so they may not be in the market early in the draft. However, adding Phillips and his rare size and speed combination would be glorious.