Vikings add CB Cameron Dantzler in third round of 2020 NFL Draft

(Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) Cameron Dantzler
(Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) Cameron Dantzler /

With their first of two selections in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings went ahead and added former Mississippi State corner Cameron Dantzler.

During the first day of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings were able to land one of the top cornerback prospects available in Jeff Gladney. On Friday, the Vikings went ahead and added another young prospect to their current group of corners.

With pick No. 89 in the third round, Minnesota selected former Mississippi State cornerback, Cameron Dantzler.

Dantzler had an impressive career at Mississippi State, but thanks to running his 40-yard dash in just 4.64 seconds at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, he was still on the board when it came time for the Vikings to make their first pick in the third round on Friday night.

At 6-foot-2 and 188 pounds, Dantzler has the prototypical size to develop into a solid cornerback in the NFL. With the opportunity to now learn from one of the best defensive back minds in the entire league in Mike Zimmer, one has to believe his potential is pretty high.

At Mississippi State last season, Dantzler appeared in nine games and he finished with 40 tackles, eight pass breakups, two sacks, and, one forced fumble. During his three years at the school, he racked up a total of five interceptions and 20 pass breakups.

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Zimmer has to be pretty happy with Minnesota’s draft so far this year considering the team has added two corners with their first four picks. Now, the Vikings just hope their head coach can use them to turn the team’s secondary back into one of the best in the league.