4 first-round pick combinations for the Vikings in 2020

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Combination No. 4

  • Kristian Fulton – CB (LSU)

  • Trevon Diggs – CB (Alabama)

This one is the Mike Zimmer special. He’d love to double dip on corners in the first round and in all honesty, it wouldn’t be the worst decision the Vikings could make.

With Xavier Rhodes cut, Trae Waynes joining the Cincinnati Bengals, and Mackensie Alexander also signing with the Bengals, Minnesota needs a serious infusion of talent in their group of cornerbacks this offseason.

Kristian Fulton and Trevon Diggs would give the team two guys who could start right away as rookies. They both have great size and length. Fulton is 6-feet and 197 pounds while Diggs is a bit bigger, standing at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds.

Both of these guys excel in press coverage and they show the ability to blanket and shut down the receivers they are tasked at covering.

They are both high-end athletes with Diggs being a former wide receiver, which should give him an advantage when trying to read what a receiver is doing off of his release. Diggs also can return punts and kicks and that is something the Vikings also need to find this offseason.

There are a couple of concerns about each of these guys though. Neither are great tacklers nor did they put up impressive stats in their college careers.

There are also character concerns about each. Fulton was suspended for two years after tampering a drug test, though he only served one. Diggs’ concerns would mostly be about his brother. Would Minnesota want to deal with another Diggs after shipping away Stefon for his diva behavior on and off the field?

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Those are legitimate concerns, but the talent of these two could shoot them immediately to the top of the Vikings’ cornerback depth chart next season, turning a position that is currently a weakness into a strength.