3 Vikings position groups that have improved heading into the 2021 season

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In 2020, the Vikings went into the season ill-prepared and hopeful. Their starting cornerbacks were both rookies and the depth chart looked unconvincing, to put it mildly.

While Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer did his best to try and help his young cornerbacks by shifting the safeties and rarely putting them in man coverage, the Vikings were still heavily exploited down the field.

Even though Cam Dantzler ended the 2020 season as one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL, he regressed this summer, and he is no longer even a starter.

Minnesota was not playing around this offseason and leaving anything to chance with regards to cornerbacks. The Vikings signed five cornerbacks in free agency. They made sure that they were not only covered if the starters went down, but they also made sure that they had flexibility and depth at the position.

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The biggest acquisition to Minnesota’s cornerback room this year was three-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson.  Even though many suggest that he has taken a step back, his leadership and experience will be invaluable in the Vikings’ locker room. Peterson believes he still has many years left at the top and signing a one-year deal will motivate him to try and cash in next season.