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Even though the Vikings made a couple of free-agent acquisitions in Zack Bowman and Cris Carr, the team still needs to find more players to help their secondary.
Campbell has mocked Casey Hayward out of Vanderbilt, and here is his reasoning why:
Hayward totaled seven interceptions, 62 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss and 10 passes broken up this year. He has enough size and ball skills to fit any NFL defense. Hayward also is aggressive defending the run. Against Arkansas, he dropped three interceptions and had six passes broken up. The 5-foot-11, 188-pounder showed good instincts to get in position to make those plays, but if he had caught those passes, the Commodores probably would have upset the Razorbacks.
Hayward would be a great selection here, but there might be some better prospects to choose from. Chase Minnifield out of Virginia is still on the draft board for Campbell, and he would be great for this team. Josh Robinson is also still available. Robinson's performance at the combine was incredible, and his speed is exactly what the team needs to stop the deep plays.
Draft Grade of Heyward: B-
There are better prospects than Heyward, but he is a position of need. The pick is great, but if others are still available at that position, the Vikes should maybe go after them instead of Heyward.
Campbell's Grade: B
Solid pick by Campbell. He addressed the position of need and he chose a name many Viking fans are not talking about.