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At 6'1" and 208 pounds Robert Blanton brings size and versatility to Minnesota's secondary. He should be able to play corner or safety.
The official grade on this selection won't really come about until the Vikings finalize where they'll play Robert Blanton.
While at Notre Dame, Blanton primarily played cornerback. But at the next level rumor has it that he's better suited to play safety. If Minnesota was looking for primarily a safety then it should have selected Oklahoma State's Markelle Martin.
If Blanton plays primarily cornerback, then this was the pick to make.
The knocks on Blanton are that he's too slow to be an NFL cornerback and that he doesn't cover well one-on-one (i.e., he will not have an island named after him).
Neither of those should be overly concerning for the Vikings. They primarily play the Tampa-2 cover scheme, which puts pressure on the safeties to not let anyone behind them, which helps the corners.
And if he's a safety, then he just needs to keep players in front of him, which comes down to intelligently placing himself within the football field.
Overall, a good selection.