Is Asher Allen The Minnesota Vikings Future Starting Cornerback?

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IApril 26, 2009

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.

Related

    Report: OLB Fox Suffers Torn ACL in Practice

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Report: OLB Fox Suffers Torn ACL in Practice

    Cameron DaSilva
    via Rams Wire

    Foster Has Weed Case Dismissed

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Foster Has Weed Case Dismissed

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    After Minnesota Miracle, Diggs Is Focused on Next Step

    Minnesota Vikings logo
    Minnesota Vikings

    After Minnesota Miracle, Diggs Is Focused on Next Step

    Dane Mizutani
    via Twin Cities

    With New Policy, NFL Still Doesn’t Get It

    Minnesota Vikings logo
    Minnesota Vikings

    With New Policy, NFL Still Doesn’t Get It

    Master Tesfatsion
    via Bleacher Report