Vikings predicted to trade for a veteran defender before the 2022 deadline
By Adam Patrick
With a need for some help in the secondary, a prediction was recently made that has the Minnesota Vikings trading for Denver Broncos cornerback K’Waun Williams.
Even with a 5-1 record after their first six games, the Minnesota Vikings still have plenty to improve if they’re going to be serious contenders in the NFC this season.
One of Minnesota’s glaring weaknesses so far this year has been the performance of their secondary. Heading into Week 8, the Vikings currently rank 28th in the NFL in passing yards allowed and 31st in net yards allowed per pass attempt.
If Minnesota is going to make a deal before this year’s trade deadline on November 1st, adding someone to improve their pass defense seems like something worth exploring.
Minnesota Vikings predicted to trade for Denver Broncos CB K’Waun Williams
With this season’s trade deadline quickly approaching, the predictions about where some players might land have been pouring in.
Recently, PFF’s Brad Spielberger predicted that the Vikings could make a deal with the Denver Broncos in the near future for cornerback K’Waun Williams.
Spielberger points to Minnesota’s significant struggles when covering opposing receivers in the slot this year as a primary reason to potentially trade for Williams. The 31-year-old corner has lined up mostly in the slot this season, and in seven games, he’s been allowing a completion rate to his coverage of 66.7 percent.
In order to acquire Williams in a trade, Spielberger predicts the Vikings would have to send the Broncos a 2023 fifth-round draft pick. That seems pretty fair, given Minnesota’s need for a better corner in the slot this year.
So do we think the Vikings will make an attempt to trade for someone like Williams before this year’s deadline, or will they just hope that Chandon Sullivan will perform much better in the slot once the team returns from their bye week on Sunday?