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2019 NFL Draft Results: Minnesota Vikings select Kris Boyd

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Another defensive back for Mike Zimmer to develop

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With the first of their (projected) four seventh-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have added another defensive back to the roster.

With Pick #217 in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected Kris Boyd, a cornerback from the University of Texas.

Lance Zierlein of NFL.com had a fourth-round grade on Boyd, which makes him a bit of a steal by that metric. Here’s what he had to say about him.

Big, corner who plays with adequate instincts and above-average aggression in disrupting the catch and supporting the run. Boyd’s game is best suited in zone coverage where defensive coordinators can limit his exposure to speed/quickness and allow him to play downhill and with his eyes forward. He will be stronger than many opponents, but also less athletic than most. A move to safety could give him a better chance to succeed as a starter.

Welcome to Minnesota, Kris!