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2020 NFL Draft Results: Minnesota Vikings select Harrison Hand

A third cornerback for the Minnesota defense

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Maryland at Temple Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

For the third time in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have gone to the well at the cornerback position

With Pick #169 in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have selected cornerback Harrison Hand from Temple University.

Hand spent his first couple of college seasons at Baylor before transferring to Temple. In 12 games this past season, he recorded three interceptions along with a total of 59 tackles, including four tackles for loss.

Here’s what Lance Zierlein of has to say about Hand:

Outside cornerback with good size, but a player who needs to find the proper coverage fit to help him do his job. Hand has played press, off-man and a variety of zones. His recognition and response from zone is adequate, but he doesn’t have the necessary transition quickness and burst to stay close enough with NFL-caliber targets. Hand is fairly competitive and disciplined in coverage, but the skill level appears to be average. He might have a future as a backup for a zone-heavy cover team, but he needs to improve his run support and prove he can handle some special teams duties.

Welcome to Minnesota, Harrison Hand!