Vikings Draft 2021: Final seven-round mock draft

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Third Round (Pick No. 90)

Jamar Johnson – S (Indiana)

Even though the Vikings signed Xavier Woods to a one-year deal to be the team’s starter for the 2021 season, the question of depth past him as well as who could be a long-term answer at the position needs to be addressed in this draft.

Johnson is one of those players who seems to be coming into his own just as his college career comes to a close. His interception numbers doubled from 2018 to 2019 and doubled again for 2020, where he grabbed four passes.

Outside of the improvements in takeaways, Jamar Johnson registered 69 total tackles, with eight of those being for a loss and four being sacks. With the guidance of Mike Zimmer and the Minnesota coaching staff, the sky could be the limit for this young defensive back.

At 6-foot-1 and 197 pounds, Johnson has the frame to make some big hits without being too worried about durability but isn’t so bulky that it impacts his speed and ability to play anywhere on the field. If he doesn’t beat out Woods to start, he will be a great backup with huge special teams value.