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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings pick a cornerback

With the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Minnesota Vikings GM SadJediShark selects ...

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Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

[Editor’s note: BGN user Kramerpoo originally made this pick but something came up where they were unable to submit their explanation. Big thanks to SadJediShark for stepping in on very short notice and explaining someone else’s selection.]

After releasing Xavier Rhodes and losing both Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander in free agency, cornerback has become one of the Vikings biggest needs. If their season started today, their starting corners would be former first rounder, but oft-injured, Mike Hughes and undrafted free agent Holton Hill. Gladney would be an instant upgrade at this position and bring the competitiveness, tenacity, and physicality that Head Coach Mike Zimmer looks for in his defensive playmakers. His aggressiveness can lead to him jumping routes too soon, but he has the requisite speed and mental processing to recover quickly. While his press coverage is not the best, he operates with great physicality in man coverage and utilizes the sideline well to gain leverage on passing routes. Has excellent understanding of routes and angles to be able to close on targets quickly to make a play. Gladney has all of the tools to be an impactful day one starter for the Vikings defense.


Do you approve of this pick?

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  • 56%
    (209 votes)
  • 43%
    (163 votes)
372 votes total Vote Now

2020 BGN Mock Draft Order

1) Bengals (grantspectations): QB Joe Burrow
2) Washington (ablesser88): EDGE Chase Young
3) Lions (CMG97): CB Jeff Okudah
4) Giants (selgae aihpledalihp): LB Isaiah Simmons
5) Dolphins (dceagles): WR CeeDee Lamb
6) Chargers (dapeltz13): QB Tua Tagovailoa
7) Panthers (wardbell92): DT Derrick Brown
8) Cardinals (drc242): OT Mekhi Becton
9) Jaguars (Palaniappan K M): OT Tristan Wirfs
10) Browns (WentzAndFolesFan): WR Jerry Jeudy
11) Jets (Dr_Horrible): OT Jedrick Wills
12) Raiders (Phillysolo): WR Henry Ruggs III
13) 49ers (eagles0132): OT Andrew Thomas
14) Buccaneers (BuckeyedEagles): DT Javon Kinlaw
15) Broncos (J. Wil): S Xavier McKinney
16) Falcons (Kephas): EDGE A.J. Epenesa
17) Cowboys (PhillyBirdGang): S Grant Delpit
18) Dolphins (dshelton5): QB Justin Herbert
19) Raiders (fredhugo): CB Kristian Fulton
20) Jaguars (ItownBallers22): EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson
21) Eagles (20Safety_Hazards): CB C.J. Henderson
22) Vikings (SadJediShark): CB Jeff Gladney
23) Patriots (Phoenix X Minimus)
24) Saints (big DUB):
25) Vikings (MrW254):
26) Dolphins (SemperFilly):
27) Seahawks (mattywils):
28) Ravens (Dirtybirdy47):
29) Titans (mr_england):
30) Packers (Nishant R SambhiReddy):
31) 49ers (Fly Like An Eagle):
32) Chiefs (Leo Bedio):

Now it’s time for you to vote for who YOU think the Vikings should pick in the 2020 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft.


Who should the Vikings select at No. 22?

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  • 21%
    Jeff Gladney
    (66 votes)
  • 19%
    Denzel Mims
    (60 votes)
  • 15%
    Jalen Reagor
    (46 votes)
  • 7%
    Tee Higgins
    (23 votes)
  • 1%
    Brandon Aiyuk
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Jaylon Johnson
    (14 votes)
  • 10%
    Trevon Diggs
    (31 votes)
  • 3%
    A.J. Terrell
    (12 votes)
  • 2%
    Patrick Queen
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    Kenneth Murray
    (8 votes)
  • 1%
    Yetur Gross-Matos
    (5 votes)
  • 4%
    Xavier McKinney
    (15 votes)
  • 3%
    Grant Delpit
    (12 votes)
304 votes total Vote Now

2020 BGN Community Consensus Mock Draft

1) Bengals: QB Joe Burrow
2) Washington: EDGE Chase Young
3) Lions: CB Jeff Okudah
4) Giants: LB Isaiah Simmons
5) Dolphins: QB Tua Tagovailoa
6) Chargers: QB Justin Herbert
7) Panthers: DT Derrick Brown
8) Cardinals: OT Mekhi Becton
9) Jaguars: OT Tristan Wirfs
10) Browns: OT Andrew Thomas
11) Jets: OT Jedrick Wills
12) Raiders: WR CeeDee Lamb
13) 49ers: WR Jerry Jeudy
14) Buccaneers: DT Javon Kinlaw
15) Broncos: WR Henry Ruggs III
16) Falcons: EDGE A.J. Epenesa
17) Cowboys: CB C.J. Henderson
18) Dolphins: OT Josh Jones
19) Raiders: CB Kristian Fulton
20) Jaguars: EDGE K’Lavon Chaisson
21) Eagles: WR Justin Jefferson
22) Vikings:

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