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Vikings select Deonte Banks in latest NFL mock draft from PFF

The Minnesota Vikings are in a position to add a talented player at the 23rd overall pick, but which need they will address is going to be a fascinating decision.

They have needs all across the board but the consensus is that cornerback is going to be the most important of them all. The latest mock draft from Pro Football Focus’ Marcus Mosher is in that camp as he has the Vikings selecting Maryland cornerback Deonte Banks.

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Here is what Mosher had to say about Banks.

“The Vikings got unbelievable play from Patrick Peterson this year, but they can’t count on that going forward, considering he’ll turn 33 this offseason. Banks is another long, physical cornerback who could be a major value in the second half of Round 1 after missing most of the 2022 season. If he had stayed healthy, he could have easily been a top-10 pick given his ability to play sticky man-to-man coverage.”

Banks was a very fun watch and I gave him a second-round grade. His ball skills will give him the edge early on as he learns how to trust his technique.

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