What are the Vikings cornerback options for the 2020 season?

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 08: Kenny Golladay #19 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch while Holton Hill #24 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts the tackle in the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 8, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Detroit Lions 20-7.(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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With NFL free agency in full swing and the NFL Draft not too far away, what will the Minnesota Vikings do to address their current cornerback situation?

So far this offseason, the Minnesota Vikings have lost three of their top cornerbacks from a year ago. They cut Xavier Rhodes and both Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander have signed contracts with the Cinncinati Bengals.

This leaves both of Minnesota’s starting corner positions open as well as the slot corner. It’s not quite time to panic yet Vikings fans. There are still plenty of options to fill these holes. But where should the Vikings turn to fill them?

Minnesota has two areas to start looking; free agency and the NFL Draft. If the Vikings are going to address the corner position in free agency, it’s likely going to be a more veteran type of player. It might be more of that lower-tier type of corner with less upside than a prospect from the draft, but someone who will still give that veteran presence that is much needed in a locker room.

So let’s break down some of the paths Minnesota can take during the next few weeks to figure out who will be filling out their cornerback depth chart for the 2020 season.