Fourth Round (No. 132 overall)
Josiah Scott – CB (Michigan State)
While making this selection, we’ll operate under the assumption that the Vikings will use Hughes as a starting cornerback next season. If this is the case, Noah Igbinoghene and Holton Hill could rotate on the other side. But Minnesota will still need someone in the slot to replace Mackensie Alexander.
A prospect who could fill that void is Josiah Scott, who put together a solid career at Michigan State despite standing just 5-foot-9 and weighing 185 pounds.
According to Pro Football Focus, Scott allowed just one or more receptions in under half of his games while forcing six interceptions and 17 pass breakups across 133 career targets.
Long story short, if Scott is on his man, there’s a slim chance he’s going to catch it. He doesn’t quite have the height that Zimmer covets in his corners, but on the inside that’s okay.
With a fluid motion that’s able to keep pace with quicker receivers, Scott should do just fine in the NFL. But with the Vikings’ current corner crisis, he would do even better in purple.