Vikings Draft 2021: Five-round immediate impact mock draft

(Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports) Chuba Hubbard - Oklahoma State
(Photo by Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports) Chuba Hubbard - Oklahoma State /
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(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Rashad Weaver – Pitt /

Fourth Round (Pick No. 134)

Rashad Weaver – EDGE (Pitt)

The best player on the board at this spot also happens to be a player that could compete for playing time right out of the gate. Last year, Cameron Dantzler shined as the Vikings’ top cornerback despite being the second one they selected in that draft class.

Double-dipping at edge not only adds bodies to a unit that struggled last season, but it also adds to the competition in camp and ensures that somebody has to step up in order to get playing time. Both rookies pushing each other and adding to the mix up front should create a fun battle throughout the season.

Rashad Weaver probably won’t be a big-time producer right out of the gate as he is not an overall great athlete, but he can be a rotational edge defender.

At this stage in the draft, you aren’t expecting to find players that can dominate from the second they step into the league, but rather guys that can contribute when called on. Weaver would be a helpful piece on the line in the same way we saw D.J. Wonnum explode in 2020.