2010 NFL Draft Grades: Minnesota Vikings

May 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings may have been looking at a stud corner in the first round, but traded back into the second because they didn't want to reach.
That had Chris Cook falling into their lap, and while they still might have been reaching a bit, they still came out with a solid corner with their first pick.
Cook will team up with Antoine Winfield and Lito Sheppard to form a suddenly respectable secondary, while Benny Sapp works off the bench, and Cedric Griffin recovers from an injury he sustained in the postseason.
Minnesota then traded up to land Stanford running back Toby Gerhart , a perfect complement to Adrian Peterson .
Ever since losing Chester Taylor to free agency, the Vikings have discussed adding a stud running back, and Gerhart's toughness and under-rated athleticism were the perfect match.
Gerhart should be able to play on third downs and in short-yardage situations, giving the Vikings a potentially fearful two-headed wrecking ball backfield.

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