7 cornerbacks the Vikings could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Jack Jones (Arizona State)


  • Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 171 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 41 tackles
  • 3 interceptions
  • 6 passes defended

Jack Jones has a top 30 visit with the Vikings prior to the draft, so the Vikings do seem to have interest in a player with plenty of experience under his belt. Jones played in 38 games over four seasons for Arizona State, racking up 10 interceptions and 26 pass breakups.

He could be an option for the Vikings’ starting nickel spot as a Day 3 selection in the draft. If Minnesota is comfortable with Peterson and Dantzler on the outside, they could easily wait to find a slot defender later in the draft when a player falls into their lap.

Jack Jones has been an NFL prospect for two years now but returned to Arizona State after playing in just one game in 2020. He’s got a solid athletic foundation to make up for his lack of elite size and his production in college is worth investing a late-round pick into.

The Vikings need to add players that can play inside and outside, which is where a player like Jack Jones falls into play. He played primarily on the outside at Arizona State, but his size would be best suited for the slot in the NFL.

He will probably have a tough time with big-bodied receivers that can win on the perimeter. Sliding him to a role in the slot will allow Jones to rely on his incredible athleticism and dismiss some of the questions that come with his size.

Minnesota using a top 30 visit on Jack Jones is a good indication that they are interested in what he brings to the table.

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