NFL Mock Draft, Pick 30: Vikings Select Devin McCourty, CB Rutgers

The 30th pick is in and SB Nation's Vikings community, Daily Norseman, has selected...

Rutgers CB Devin McCourty

From Daily Norseman:

McCourty is rising up the draft boards, and according to some is the second-best corner in this year's draft behind Joe Haden. McCourty is a bit in the mold of current Viking Antoine Winfield, as he's more than willing to throw his body around in the running game despite being a bit undersized. While he has his struggles in man coverage, he's shown himself to have a very good concept of where to line himself up in zones, which makes him a good fit for Minnesota's Cover 2 scheme.

From Mocking The Draft:

My feeling is that certain playoff teams should fill needs, which McCourty would do. McCourty wouldn't have to wait behind Allen or Sapp. He's already better than both and getting better.

I like this pick. The Vikings play in the NFC North facing Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers each twice a year so good corner play is important. I'll defer to Daily Norseman on how he fits into the Vikings scheme but it sounds like this is a good match for both sides.

Read the full write-up at Mocking the Draft.

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