7 cornerbacks the Vikings could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Andrew Booth Jr. (Clemson)


  • Height: 6-feet | Weight: 194 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 37 tackles
  • 3 interceptions
  • 5 passes defended

If the top two choices are off the board, the Vikings could look at a player like Andrew Booth with their first selection. Booth is a similar player to Elam as he is scheme-versatile and has shown the willingness to be aggressive.

Booth is not as well-suited for zone coverages, which Clemson did not prepare him for at the next level, but he does have the recovery speed and ball skills that will allow him to take some gambles as a zone defender in the NFL. He will be much more comfortable in man coverage out of the gate but working him into zone reads is attainable.

He is explosive, aggressive, and competitive, three things that stand out for NFL cornerbacks. Booth can be a wrecker down near the line of scrimmage with the speed and tough-minded approach to limit runs to his side and keep screens from busting into open space.

Assuming the top two cornerbacks are off the board, Andrew Booth seems to be a popular pick for the Vikings if they stick at 12. He brings the prototypical size to a cornerback room that needs a revamp. Even if he is just a rotational player in year one, Booth will help add depth to the Vikings before taking over a starting role next season when Patrick Peterson hits the market again.