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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Let us know what you think about the selection of Cameron Smith

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Mike Zimmer finally got a defender

NCAA Football: Southern California at Arizona Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It took all the way to the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but the Minnesota Vikings finally drafted a defensive player after spending their first four selections on defense.

After another trade down in Round 5, the Vikings tabbed Southern Cal linebacker Cameron Smith with Pick #162 in this year’s draft.

Our friends at Conquest Chronicles, SB Nation’s home for Southern Cal athletics, put together this look at Smith, and they (not surprisingly) seem to like him a lot.

What made Smith so valuable to USC, was his incredible football IQ. He is very hard to fool and was essential for the Trojans stopping third down conversions. His instincts combined with an exceptional hold on the fundamentals of good defense, made him a tackler to be reckoned with. His quick reflexes and smart eyes made for a career four interceptions, 14 passes deflected, and three fumble recoveries. Smith has no trouble locating where the football is at all times.

What do you think about the selection of Cameron Smith, folks? Sound off here!

Poll

How would you grade the Vikings’ selection of Southern Cal LB Cameron Smith with the 162nd selection in the 2019 NFL Draft?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    A+
    (36 votes)
  • 8%
    A
    (57 votes)
  • 6%
    A-
    (46 votes)
  • 16%
    B+
    (117 votes)
  • 24%
    B
    (169 votes)
  • 10%
    B-
    (77 votes)
  • 8%
    C+
    (60 votes)
  • 10%
    C
    (71 votes)
  • 2%
    C-
    (18 votes)
  • 1%
    D+
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    D
    (19 votes)
  • 0%
    D-
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    F
    (20 votes)
701 votes total Vote Now