6 former Vikings from the Mike Zimmer era that could help in 2022
By Adam Carlson
Xavier Rhodes, cornerback
It’s great that the Minnesota Vikings brought back Patrick Peterson and drafted Andrew Booth Jr. to help out Cameron Dantzler as the outside corners, but Kris Boyd and Harrison Hand leave depth to be desired.
Back when Xavier Rhodes was with the Minnesota Vikings, he was getting a lot of media attention for shutting down some of the best and most dynamic wide receivers in the NFL on his way to an All-Pro First Team nod and three Pro Bowl appearances.
Rhodes could easily step in and be the starter opposite Patrick Peterson and allow 2022 second-round pick Andrew Booth Jr. and 2020 third-round pick Cameron Dantler more time to prepare to be the future of the positions.
Although the Vikings don’t have a lot of holes in their starting unit on defense, Rhodes in his prime would automatically take the team to the next level and not have to rely on the development of young draft picks.