- Mike Hughes
- Holton Hill
- Harrison Smith
- Anthony Harris
Growing pains could be very hard for the Minnesota Vikings when it comes to their cornerbacks. Five-year starter Trae Waynes and seven-year veteran Xavier Rhodes have both moved on from the team, leaving some questionable depth behind them.
As it stands, it appears as though former first-round draft pick Mike Hughes will get one of those starting spots while the other will go to Holton Hill. However, when the Vikings used pick No. 31 overall to choose Jeff Gladney, the writing will likely be on the wall that he will take over one of those spots sooner rather than later.
Safeties are a major strength for the Vikings. In fact, Smith is not only the most important part of Minnesota’s defense but he can do anything that is asked of him by head coach Mike Zimmer, including coverage, run support and rushing the passer.
Harris has been a breakout player who proved his consistency with two years of excellent play. The team is reportedly working on an extension to keep him around for many years to come, but at least he signed his franchise tag and will be part of the Vikings in 2020.