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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Let us know what you think about the selection of Kris Boyd

A cornerback that appears to have some return experience

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Apparently, Mike Zimmer decided that the Minnesota Vikings needed to take another defensive back with one of their four seventh-round picks, as the purple addressed that just as the final round started.

The Vikings have selected University of Texas cornerback Kris Boyd with the 217th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

Boyd was a First-Team All-Big 12 performer this past season, and from what I’m seeing on social media has some experience returning kicks as well. Here’s what Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network had to say about Boyd in his scouting report.

Kris Boyd projects as a press man cornerback in the NFL. Boyd’s physical presence and skill in run support at the LOS can be valuable tools, but he’ll need to be protected from coverage in off situations or short zones to make the most of his physical tools. Boyd is too rigid and ineffective collisioning away from the LOS, often grabbing and interfering with his man. Boyd is a developmental prospect with a modest ceiling and is likely best served in special teams roles in kick coverage.

A press-man corner? Well, that sounds like someone the Vikings would want to develop. We’ll have to see how it works out for them.

What do you think of the selection, folks? Sound off on the selection!


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