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Cameron Dantzler provides solid cornerback and was on the board

With the No. 89 pick, the Minnesota Vikings selected Cameron Dantzler out of Mississippi State. While Dantzler has played well, the Vikings haven’t used him as much as they should. He was even rumored to be on the trade block earlier this season as a result.

That wouldn’t have been the case in New Orleans.

While the cornerback position looks good right now with the trio of Paulson Adebo, Marshon Lattimore, and Bradley Roby, Dantzler might have led to the Saints not trading a pick to Houston for Roby or spending the Adebo pick on a wide receiver instead. It’s hard to be too mad about how the position looks right now but Dantzler would have made them better.

As of now, Dantzler has a PFF grade of 69.8 through 11 games. He’s made four starts this season and has 31 tackles, seven defended passes, and one interception during that time. New Orleans could have used Dantzler in their secondary and if the Vikings make him available on the trade block this offseason, teams will want to add him.