5 prospects the Vikings could miss out on without a 2023 second-round pick

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Tyrique Stevenson – CB (Miami)

The Vikings have addressed cornerback in free agency with the addition of Byron Murphy. That was a huge signing, but they aren’t done adding talent, competition, and depth to that position.

They are still very likely to address it early in the draft, and one prospect who is expected to be a solid second-round pick is Miami’s Tyrique Stevenson.

Stevenson isn’t a guy who does one thing exceptionally well, but he’s very solid in every aspect of the position. He’s got good size at 6-feet and 198 pounds and had a very good week at the Senior Bowl. He’s definitely proven he can excel in press-man coverage and play on an island just the way Brian Flores likes his corners to roll.

Stevenson isn’t a ball hawk with just three career interceptions for the Hurricanes, but he will come up and support the run with an astounding 115 tackles in his tenure at Miami.

There are splashier corners in this draft, but if the Vikings want a guy who can come in from day one and be sticky in coverage who is technically and fundamentally sound, then Stevenson would be an ideal fit.