Minnesota Vikings Player No. 2: CB Nevelle Clarke
The Vikings realized cornerback was an issue on their team and hit it hard during the NFL Draft. They took a cornerback with a first-, third- and fifth-round choice.
They also signed a promising one after the draft in Central Florida’s Nevelle Clarke.
Clarke has great size at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds. He has long, gangly arms that help him knock down passes. He excels in press coverage and uses his big frame to knock a receiver off his route early. The Vikings also offered this guy more money than the average undrafted free agent gets, and that could show they believe he’s somebody who could potentially make the team.
Mike Hughes, Jeff Gladney, Holton Hill, Cameron Dantzler and Kris Boyd are all safe bets to make the Vikings’ final roster. There is talk the team is planning on moving Harrison Hand to safety, which could open the door for Clarke to make the team if the Vikings keep six corners.
They may be better off doing that because if they try to sign Clarke to the practice squad, they could be too late as he could be the property of another team before he clears waivers.