Booth will be ready when his name is called
If there was a Vikings position group to single out on the defensive side of the ball as the weakest, cornerback would probably deserve that title. Patrick Peterson headlines the group, but after him on the depth chart, Minnesota has plenty of question marks.
However, worries about the Vikings cornerbacks this year have seemed to decrease a bit this summer thanks to rookie Andrew Booth Jr. and his performance.
Booth kicked off training camp with a bang when he picked off Kirk Cousins on the first day of practice. Since then, Minnesota’s rookie corner has made a number of plays in camp that should make the team feel about their cornerback depth heading into the regular season.
Booth has also had plenty of rookie moments during the last few weeks too (two penalties on the same play against the Las Vegas Raiders last Sunday), which is something that will likely result in the Vikings going with Cameron Dantzler as their No. 2 corner for Week 1 against the Packers.
But whether he’s the opening day starter or not, it seems that Booth will be ready to make a play for Minnesota this year whenever he’s given the chance.