After making one trade on Friday, the Minnesota Vikings have made another trade in their quest to get to 53 players.
The Vikings sent a 7th round pick in 2021 to Kansas City in exchange for UDFA cornerback Mark Fields— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) August 31, 2019
According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN, the Vikings have acquired cornerback Mark Fields from the Kansas City Chiefs. The price is a seventh-round draft choice in 2021, not 2020.
Fields signed with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent this past year after a solid career at Clemson. The 5’9” Fields was one of 17 undrafted free agents that the Chiefs signed this past offseason.
Our friends at Arrowhead Pride seem to have been pretty high on Fields.
This is a very low-risk, potentially high-reward move — and arguably my favorite addition of the 2019 draft class. If Dave Merritt and Sam Madison can fix the ever-present “hop” off the snap and get Fields locked into playing the game, he is unquestionably a contributor at this level of the game. The reality of going undrafted might trigger the mental side and result in the Chiefs netting themselves a solid player.
Welcome to Minnesota, Mark Fields!
We’re continuing to track all of the Vikings’ roster moves as we’re now about four hours away from the 53-man roster deadline. Keep it tuned right here for all the latest!