Vikings Draft 2020: Post-Super Bowl seven-round mock draft

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(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) Jaylon Johnson
(Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images) Jaylon Johnson /

Second Round (Pick No. 58)

Jaylon Johnson – CB (Utah)

Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Vikings’ two biggest needs are at offensive tackle and cornerback. It’s safe to assume that their first two picks will address these positions unless there isn’t value at either one when they are on the board. If they do go with an offensive tackle in the first round, then look for them to address cornerback in the second.

This is a huge need as Minnesota’s cornerback depth chart could look very different next year. Xavier Rhodes is almost guaranteed to be cut. His play has fallen off the map and isn’t anywhere near being worth what he is due to make in 2020.

Trae Waynes is a free agent and could sign elsewhere, and the same goes with Mackensie Alexander. That leaves Mike Hughes, Holton Hill, and Kris Boyd as the top three corners on the Vikings’ roster for next season.

Depth, talent, and competition are all desperately needed with the position group. Minnesota may actually address this position multiple times in the 2020 NFL Draft.

They’d do well to find this former Utah Ute waiting for them in the second round. Jaylon Johnson certainly has the look of a  Mike Zimmer corner. He’s 6-feet, 190 pounds, with long, lanky limbs.

He’s got great ball skills and he knows when to break on the football. Johnson is very physical and excels in man coverage.

He does need to work on his tackling and his recovery speed could be an issue. But he’s got plenty of raw tools for Zimmer to work with and he could see plenty of snaps as a rookie for the Vikings.