Many Vikings enthusiasts would agree that the team needs to focus on the secondary as a primary concern in this year’s NFL Draft. These feelings are a result of both Cedric Griffin and Antoine Winfield dealing with injuries this offseason. With regard to Vikings secondary situation, here are a few possibilities that the team may consider in the early rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft.
If the Vikings draft a CB in the 1st round:
Michigan CB Donovan Warren has good height, excellent speed, and tough physical play that the Vikings would value as a 1st-round pick. The 6-0, 185 pounder accumulated 4 INTs last season for the Wolverines, returning 1 for a TD.
If the Vikings draft a safety in the 1st round:
At 6-4, 225 pounds, USC S Taylor Mays has extremely rare height and reach for a S. Last year, Mays compiled a career-high 88 tackles (45 solo, 43 assist), with 1 INT. Mays also has the ability to change direction quickly and generate big-play hits.
After researching many of my favorite sites, these 2 individuals stand out as candidates for a starting position in the Vikings secondary. Certainly, there are many more options that the Vikings may consider during the early rounds of the draft, but either Warren or Mays would be a great addition to the team’s pass defense.
Stay up-to-date on possibilities concerning the Vikings draft options throughout the following weeks on vikings.com.
Tags: 2010 NFL Draft
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