5 cornerbacks the Vikings should already be thinking about for 2022

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Andrew Booth (NFL Draft – Clemson)

Andrew Booth has really emerged as a star in this draft class and could wind up as the second cornerback selected in the spring. He does almost everything well and has made a ton of splash plays at Clemson, helping him climb the ranks as one of the top cornerbacks in college football.

Booth has managed to put all of his elite athletic traits together and uses them well on the field. His explosiveness, athleticism, and competitive nature have turned him into a remarkable coverage guy with no fear in the run game. He often blows up runs and screens in the backfield, closing space in the blink of an eye and chopping down ball carriers.

His elite athletic profile alone is hard to pass up but seeing him put everything together and become a strong outside cornerback makes Booth one of the premier prospects in this class.

The Vikings have to be on the prowl for an outside cornerback that can affect ballgames and that’s exactly what they would get in Andrew Booth. He mirrors well, defends the run, and has a receiver background that translates to incredible ball skills.

A trade up into the top 10 may be necessary to land Andrew Booth and it would be worth it. The Vikings front office should be salivating over this prospect heading into the offseason.