10 best Vikings cornerbacks drafted in the first three rounds

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8. Issiac Holt

  • Second Round (1985)

The Vikings selected Issiac Holt in the second round of the 1985 draft from Alcorn State University. In the history of Alcorn State, there have only been 55 players drafted to the NFL with only six being selected in rounds one or two.

Holt played four-plus seasons with the Vikings making 31 starts in 58 games. He became a full-time starter in his second season, starting 15 of 16 games that year and led the Vikings with eight interceptions.

During the 1989 season, Holt was dealt to the Dallas Cowboys as part of the Herschel Walker trade. He left the Vikings with a total of 14 interceptions and one touchdown. He finished his career as a three-starter for the Cowboys.

7. Corey Fuller

  • Second Round (1995)

The Vikings selected Corey Fuller in Round 2 of the 1995 draft out of Florida State. He was the 55th player selected that year. As a rookie, Fuller started 10 games at cornerback and finished his rookie season with one interception.

In four seasons with the Vikings, he recorded at least one interception with a career-high of four in 1998—his last with the Vikings. In his Vikings career, Fuller started 56 of 64 games he played. His 10 interceptions as a Viking are tied for the fifth-most in the ranking.

Following the 1998 season, Fuller played four seasons in Cleveland and finished with two seasons in Baltimore.