Wow! The Vikings reportedly have traded for Seattle CB Tramaine Brock, per a report by Mike Garafolo on Twitter:
Seahawks are finalizing a trade with the Vikings to send CB Tramaine Brock to Minnesota, source says. Busy day in Seattle.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 1, 2017
Brock had very good PFF ratings in both coverage and against the run last year in San Francisco, (81.2 in coverage, 78.9 against the run) with a 81.7 overall grade- 21st among all CBs last year. Seattle picked him up two weeks ago, after he was cleared of domestic assault charges, but after acquiring Justin Coleman from the Patriots, were willing to deal him. The Seahawks had signed him to a one-year, $980k deal.
From Pro Football Rumors:
While Brock’s off-field incident damaged his stock, he has been a superb on-field performer at times during his seven-year career. As such, this looks like a worthwhile move for the Vikings, who were in need of a quality complement to No. 1 corner Xavier Rhodes. Brock will serve as one if he continues to post production along the lines of his recent output. The 29-year-old started in all 31 appearances from 2015-16, including each of the the 49ers’ 16 games last season, and has combined for nine interceptions since 2013. He picked off one pass in 2016, finished second among 49ers defenders in snaps (1,102) and graded a respectable 21st in performance among Pro Football Focus’ 110 qualified corners (Rhodes was 29th).
Brock also played a season with the Minnesota Gophers his junior year in 2008, but left the following year after being suspended for having failed to qualify academically.
Last season with the 49ers, Brock started all 16 games for the first time in his career, and finished with 59 combined tackles, 14 passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble.
Looks like a good get for the Vikings.
Reports have the compensation as a 7th round pick.
Here is Brock’s highlight reel: