Bryce Hall – CB (Virginia)
The Vikings have serious problems at the cornerback position and it would not be a shock to see Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer draft one or two of them this spring to relieve their concerns.
Bryce Hall is one of the enigmas of this year’s NFL Draft as he is sure to test well, but there is plenty of film to suggest that he is a real hit-or-miss prospect and a gamble that Minnesota may not be willing to take.
He recorded 20 tackles and four pass deflections during the 2019 season, but his lack of mobility really stood out at times, particularly playing against Tamorrion Terry of Florida State early in the year.
Hall’s lack of speed is another big problem as he prepares to make the step up to the pros, as is his athleticism and this would make him more of a zone scheme prospect rather than someone who can lock down one side of the field efficiently.
At 6-foot-1, he is the perfect size for a cornerback. But he will need to make serious strides during the offseason to make a go of things.
Especially when you consider there is not much leeway for the Vikings to go wrong again at a position where a number of first-round draft picks have flattered to deceive due to inconsistency.
Another failed attempt to scout the right corner would put immense pressure on Spielman and Zimmer. So a risky pick such as Hall might not even be on their radar.