Andrew Booth Jr. will grab at least one interception
Nailor won’t be the only Vikings rookie to show out on Sunday. While Ty Chandler, Ed Ingram, and other members of the 2022 draft class will have a chance to display their talents, Andrew Booth Jr. might have the greatest opportunity at all.
The Vikings’ secondary is currently wide open. Although Patrick Peterson is cemented as Minnesota’s top corner, the rest of the depth chart is a little suspect.
Cameron Dantzler has the inside track on the No. 2 cornerback job, but his inconsistent play could be something to monitor going forward. Akayleb Evans, Kris Boyd, and Harrison Hand should also play a factor, but it’s Booth that should draw the most eyeballs.
Booth was considered to be a first-round pick by many experts but fell into the second round due to his injury history. Despite claiming he hasn’t been healthy since high school, Booth has impressed during camp and should have a chance to soar up the depth chart.
This is a good omen for the Vikings, who haven’t had a true shutdown corner since Xavier Rhodes. Although Booth has a ways to go, Sunday represents an important first step. If he takes advantage of the opportunity, he’ll see the field when the games count.