The Vikings just got back their young, lanky, talented cornerback with off-the-field issues when Chris Cook was acquitted of his most recent troubles.
As it turns out, the Vikings want to take a closer look at a young, lanky, talented cornerback with off-the-field issues prior to April’s NFL Draft.
Montana defensive back (he could end up at either corner or free safety) Trumaine Johnson will reportedly take part in a pre-Draft visit with the Vikings.
At 6’ 2” and 204 pounds, Johnson ran a 4.50 forty time at the Scouting Combine. At the Combine, he also had to answer questions about an October incident in which he was tased by police and arrested. He was charged with obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
In addition to his big frame, Johnson has solid instincts as a ballhawk, and is a very solid tackler. It is expected that Johnson will be targeted around the second or third rounds of the Draft.
In addition to Johnson, so far we know that the Vikings will meet prior to the Draft with offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, and safety D.J. Campbell.