Vikings Draft 2021: Final seven-round mock draft

(Photo by Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press) Kwity Paye
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(Photo by Nikos Frazier | Journal & Courier, Lafayette Journal & Courier via Imagn Content Services) Benjamin St-Juste /

Fourth Round (Pick No. 134)

Benjamin St-Juste – CB (Minnesota)

What would a Vikings draft be without the team taking a cornerback? Even though the purple and gold will have Patrick Peterson, Cameron Dantzler, Mike Hughes, Mackensie Alexander, and Kris Boyd available for the 2021 NFL season, the question marks surrounding Jeff Gladney’s future as well as fears of a lack of depth will see the team draft a cornerback.

So far, many of the picks in this draft have been safe bets. Here is where the Vikings can roll the dice on a prospect and hope for a big win. At one point, Benjamin St-Juste retired from football after a knee injury while playing with Michigan, but a transfer to Minnesota and a renewed focus on the game brought him huge success.

St-Juste was a machine when it came to breaking up passes for Minnesota, but he couldn’t seem to get his hands on passes for an interception. He had ten pass breakups in ten games played during the 2019 campaign, thanks to an aggressive attack when recognizing where the football is headed.

However, he will need to be reigned in a bit for the NFL level if he wants a consistent role. Mike Zimmer and the Vikings coaching staff would offer a great place for him to learn, especially since he wouldn’t be asked to do much for Minnesota early on.