Cornerback has been a consistent problem for the Minnesota Vikings ever since, well… I kind of want to say “forever.” If the struggles continue over the next few seasons, however, it will not be due to a lack of investment.
Xavier Rhodes was a first round selection last year and Captain Munnerlyn will make his Vikings debut with high hopes after signing a lucrative free agent deal. This month, the Vikings used later draft picks to select Kendall James and Jabari Price. Marcus Sherels was retained on a nice two year deal and Josh Robinson hopes to move outside and rebound from a troubled sophomore campaign. Veteran Shaun Prater was also retained while Derek Cox joined Minnesota with hopes of reestablishing himself as an NFL-quality cornerback.
The competition at cornerback is almost certain to be much discussed from today (first day of OTA’s) until the final cut. For the sake of discussion and interesting debate, I’ve created a poll that will allow you to predict up to six cornerbacks to make this roster, so cast your votes now. Rhodes and Munnerlyn are locks, and Sherels is close to a lock I’m betting, but after that the vote counts have a potential to get a little interesting.