Welcome to the latest in a series of slideshows that power rank the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time by position. Each week will feature a different position, and the best Vikings to take the field at that position will be ranked from fifth to first.
How does a guy get on the list?
It's all about being a Viking. While stats are taken into account, there are more subjective criteria as well. There's a certain feel to those classic Vikings standing on the sideline at Met Stadium in freezing conditions with steam coming out of their face masks. Those are the quintessential Vikings to many fans.
Certain players, such as Mike Morris and Scott Studwell, would have fit perfectly in that era. Those are true Vikings. Other players, particularly Adrian Peterson, would have been fun in any era.
These lists are filled with players who epitomize what it means to be a Viking.
Last week, wide receivers were in the spotlight. This week, we'll focus on cornerbacks.
Of the 12 position rankings thus far, this list of cornerbacks was the most difficult to compile. There were some outstanding corners in the history of the Vikings, but the roster was thinner than one might expect.
In the end, this list does represent the rich history of the Minnesota Vikings. Here's hoping that some of the current players (we're looking at you, Chris Cook and Xavier Rhodes) eventually achieve enough to make this list.
Click on as we power rank the top cornerbacks in Minnesota Vikings history.
All statistics courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference unless otherwise noted.