Expectations for 2020
The Vikings are banking on their young talent to find success in the cornerback room. Kris Boyd, if he makes the roster, will be the oldest cornerback at just 24 years old when the season begins. Mike Hughes (23), Jeff Gladney (23), and Cameron Dantzler (22) are all young with plenty of upside.
Mike Zimmer has revamped this defense ever since he stepped in as head coach. There is no reason to doubt the success of the cornerbacks this season, despite a lack of experience. There will likely be a dropoff in production, but nothing that is out of the ordinary for a secondary in this much flux.
With so much young talent at their disposal, the Vikings can try some new things and throw players into different situations throughout camp and the preseason. Mark Fields, Nevelle Clarke, and Nate Meadors offer competition for the practice squad, giving the Vikings open competition from top to bottom.
Regardless of how the roster shapes up, the Minnesota Vikings are in for an exciting summer, assuming the season is played.