7 prospects for the Vikings to watch on Day 4 at the 2020 Combine

(Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) Grant Delpit
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(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Kyle Dugger
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Kyle Dugger – S (Lenoir-Rhyne)

One of the lesser names that may surprise at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine is Lenior-Rhyne safety Kyle Dugger.

There are plenty of NFL scouts who are intrigued by the potential Dugger possesses, despite his lack of experience on the big stage. He is an imposing figure at 6-foot-1 and 220 pounds, with Dugger also bringing an immense skill-set to the table, which could result in a Day 2 selection for the prospect.

Dugger recorded 31 tackles, four pass deflections, and two interceptions in 2019. He plays incredibly fast and his speed is going to catch a bunch of eyes at the Combine.

He is an aggressive safety and he boasts the right sort of tackling ability to make a successful transition to the NFL. Dugger might not be ready to start right away, but there is no reason to suspect that this won’t be within his reach after a year of learning what it takes in the pros.

Dugger was a revelation during his first two seasons in college, racking up 163 tackles 20 pass deflections, and four interceptions. This attracted considerable interest from top-end programs before the player eventually decided to finish his career at Lenior-Rhyne.

His level of enthusiasm on the field coupled with an excellent skill to get around the ball on a consistent basis is going to be highly sought after once Dugger’s film is evaluated.

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The Vikings are going to need a contingency plan in case Anthony Harris moves on to another team this offseason and they are probably going to like what they see from Dugger on Sunday at the Combine.