5 positions the Vikings could draft more than once in 2020

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Cornerback is arguably the biggest area of need for the Vikings in this year’s NFL Draft and one that they have to use multiple picks for in order to upgrade the depth and talent.

Minnesota cut Xavier Rhodes in the offseason and they also lost both Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander to the Cincinnati Bengals in free agency.

These moves weren’t unexpected, but many hoped that the Vikings would’ve been able to re-sign at least one of these playmakers. What has been unexpected is that Minnesota has opted not to sign any free-agent cornerbacks this offseason.

The fact that some quality corners like Nickell Robey-Coleman and P.J. Williams were signed by other teams for basically peanuts made the Vikings’ choice to not bring in a veteran corner this year especially baffling.

Minnesota is heading into the 2020 season with Mike Hughes, Holton Hill, and Kris Boyd currently topping their depth chart. This group lacks experience and the overall talent could be upgraded.

This is what the Vikings will be looking to do early in this year’s draft. The chances seem high Minnesota will use one of their first-round picks on a corner who can come in and compete for a starting job right off the bat.

While getting a potential starter at cornerback is key, the Vikings also need to improve the depth of the position group.

There is a good chance Minnesota doubles up at cornerback by the time the second day of the draft is over. The Vikings also have seven Day 3 picks and one could definitely be used on a corner with upside who can at the very least, provide quality depth.