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2019 NFL Draft Results: Minnesota Vikings select Marcus Epps

Another defensive back for the Vikings

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With the second of back-to-back picks in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have added to the defensive backfield.

With pick #191 overall, the Vikings have selected Marcus Epps, a defensive back from the University of Wyoming.

Here’s what the folks from Mountain West Wire had to say about Epps.

Though it’s tempting to say that Epps is perhaps overshadowed by his accoladed teammate at the back of the Cowboys secondary, there’s no doubt his playmaking ability was vital to Wyoming’s defensive successes in 2017. He piled up five tackles for loss, four passes defended, and four interceptions, doing a little of everything for a defensive backfield that ranked 14th nationally in opponents’ passer rating, 17th in opponents’ Passing Down Success Rate (second-and-8 or more, third-and-5 or more, or fourth-and-5 or more) and first in takeaways.

Hopefully we can learn some more about Epps going forward, but it appears that he’s more of a safety than a corner. Just another defensive piece for Mike Zimmer to fit into the defense.

Welcome to Minnesota, Marcus!