4 Vikings undrafted free agents who could make the team in 2020

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Nevelle Clarke – CB (UCF)

The Vikings added three cornerbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft and then they signed this big, lanky corner from Central Florida after it concluded.

Nevelle Clarke definitely looks like a Mike Zimmer cornerback, as he measures in at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. He excels in press-man coverage and he has long flowing limbs that he uses to bat down balls. Clarke can match up well with big physical receivers and he wins his fair share of contested balls.

Clarke’s biggest knock is his overall speed. He didn’t run at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine and he can get beat deep by speedier wide receivers at times. He also has trouble when trying to cover shifty, quick receivers who come over the middle, as he’s a little clunky in his backpedal.

Still, there’s a lot of talent here and depending on how many cornerbacks Minnesota decides to keep for 2020, he could make the squad.

This is the big question. The Vikings usually keep around six cornerbacks each year, which means Clarke would likely have to surpass fifth-round pick Harrison Hand to make the team. That’s not out of the question, but to do so, he’ll need to polish up his technique and show Minnesota he’s faster than what appeared on tape.