Is Asher Allen The Minnesota Vikings Future Starting Cornerback?

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IApril 26, 2009

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 1: Cornerback Asher Allen #2 of the University of Georgia sets to tackle wide receiver Keshawn Martin #82 of the Michigan State Spartans at the 2009 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl on January 1, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

With the 86th pick in the 2009 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings select... Georgia Cornerback, Asher Allen.

I thought this pick would be D.J. Moore, but I'm satisfied in getting a player as talented as Asher Allen.

Minnesota needed a potential starter for the future when Antoine Winfield goes elsewhere, or retires.

Asher is a 5"10, 198 pound tackle-machine.

He wracked up 142 tackles in only three seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs. Allen also had three interceptions.

Asher played in his junior season with a broken hand, believe it or not.

He doesn't have great speed, but he makes up for it with aggressiveness.

To me, this pick makes plenty of sense. He will fill a need, and supplies even more depth in the secondary.

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