6 prospects the Vikings should target on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft

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K’Von Wallace – S (Clemson)

The Vikings will enter the fourth round of this year’s NFL Draft on Saturday and they have yet to add a safety. They are set at the top with Anthony Harris and Harrison Smith, but they have no depth behind those two. There is literally no one.

Minnesota has to fill out their depth chart and potentially even look at a guy who could be seen as an eventual replacement for one of their starters if Harris isn’t signed to a long term deal this offseason and for when Smith hangs up the cleats in the near future. That man could be K’Von Wallace from Clemson.

Wallace isn’t the biggest safety (standing just 5-foot-11), but he is full of energy and he plays so much bigger. Wallace loves to tackle. This guy will fly in out of nowhere and lay bone-crushing hits on quarterbacks and ball carriers.

He’s an exceptional blitzer and he could replace some of the corner blitzes the Vikings will be losing with Mackensie Alexander’s departure in free agency this offseason.

Wallace would be an excellent special teamer in year one for Minnesota. He could be an ideal gunner on kickoffs and punts and he could see some time in sub-packages on defense.

His coverage skills need some work, but Wallace would bring a ton of energy and enthusiasm to the back end of the Vikings defense.