Mike Zimmer spoke today about Mackensie Alexander and the nickel corner position.
The Vikings lost Captain Munnerlyn this offseason and many believe they never had a real choice, as Munnerlyn had been open in the past about his desire to return to Carolina. That leaves the Vikings with the most notable vacancy at the nickel cornerback position since Antoine Winfield was released in 2013, but this time they have a highly regarded young player waiting in the wings.
That player is Mackensie Alexander, selected last year in the second round of the NFL Draft, and all eyes are on him when the Vikings neglected to fill Munnerlyn’s role via free agency despite some rumored interest in a couple of options.
Today, in an hour-long conversation with the media, Zimmer addressed the situation by both noting Alexander’s improvement throughout his rookie season and pointing out that the young corner still needs to adjust to life in the NFL.