2021 NFL Free Agency Rating

2021 NFL Free Agency Rating

The Vikings’ corner unit was up and down in 2020.
Corners Cameron Dantzler and Jeff Gladney got beaten early on, before the two found their league lead. Mike Hughes was once again injured. And Holton Hill was kicked out of the injured reserve.

Despite the challenges, the cornerback body has something to build for the seasons to come. The Vikings have younger players who have just had some promising seasons. The team also added free agency veterans to help solidify the unit.

Mackensie Alexander is one of those veterans. By Alexander’s Agent and Ian Rapoport of the NFL network, the Vikings find their old nickel coin.

I think this agreement is a big step for both parties. Alexander can play the role of a nickel cornerback for a team that sometimes lacked depth of turn in 2020. He knows the Vikings’ pattern, he’s a solid tackle and he’s decent on coverage. Not only that, but Minnesota are also expected to sign him at the veteran minimum plus a signing bonus, per Courtney Cronin of ESPN.

I think Gladney can still compete for the spots, but as it stands I guess Patrick Peterson and Dantzler are the two corners wide and Alexander is the nickel corner. Minnesota have improved their cornerback unit this offseason and the team didn’t have to give up a ton to do so.

Quality: A-


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