Projecting the Vikings cornerback depth chart for the 2020 season

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How will the Minnesota Vikings cornerback depth chart look for the 2020 season?

The Minnesota Vikings watched three of their starting cornerbacks walk out of the door after the 2019 season. They responded by drafting plenty of young talent to pair with Mike Hughes and Holton Hill in the secondary.

Minnesota used their second pick of the first round to select Jeff Gladney, a feisty cornerback out of TCU. Cameron Dantzler and Harrison Hand were selected later in the draft, giving the Vikings a lot of young options at the position. With so many question marks heading into training camp, the depth chart is wide open.

Mike Hughes is the front-runner to be the team’s top cornerback when the new season begins. Still, he has yet to prove himself as a consistent impact player on the defensive side of the ball. His rookie season in 2018 was cut short due to injury and he played sparingly in 2019 thanks to a deep group in front of him. He also ended the season on injured reserve with a neck injury.

If Hughes can stay healthy, he will be relied upon to be a quality starter on the outside. If not, one of the rookies has the chance to step in and get plenty of early playing time.

How will the depth chart shake out prior to the 2020 regular season?