6 cornerbacks the Vikings could pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Benjamin St-Juste (Minnesota)


  • Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 200 pounds

2020 Stats:

  • 11 tackles
  • 1 pass breakup

There are few cornerbacks who have generated more in the way of momentum during the evaluation process than Benjamin St-Juste. The prospect will be no stranger to the Vikings’ fan base, having played his college ball at Minnesota, and a starring showing at the 2021 Senior Bowl has seen his draft stock go through the roof.

St-Juste is one of the biggest cornerbacks entering the league this year. His 6-foot-3 frame makes it incredibly difficult for wideouts to get around him in press coverage, which is where the prospect enjoyed the most success during his time with the Gophers.

What St-Juste lacks in top-end speed, he more than makes up for with physicality and a competitive edge that is sure to go down well with head coach Mike Zimmer if he does end up on the Vikings. Whether he is someone on Minnesota’s radar this year with no second-rounder is up for debate, but they could do far worse than look in his direction.

This would be a popular pick by the Vikings, considering the hometown factor. There would also be little in the way of pressure for St-Juste to make his presence felt right away, which could be key to his initial development as a Day 2 pick.