2018 NFL Draft Grades: Vikings get a B for making Mike Hughes the latest corner for Zimmer
The Vikings add another first-round corner in a case of the rich getting richer
With the No. 30 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Vikings selected Mike Hughes, cornerback out of UCF.
Draft tracker: Get grades for every pick
Pete Prisco: Hughes has outstanding cover skills and we know how much Mike Zimmer likes his corners. It's a quality pick.
Change the way you listen to NFL news, subscribe to the Pick Six Podcast with Will Brinson and you'll know everything you need to know about the 2018 NFL Draft. Subscribe: via iTunes | via Stitcher | via TuneIn
Chris Trapasso: Super-charged plant-and-drive specialist with serious bounce and aggressive ball skills. Smaller framed which hurts him against blockers and bigger wideouts. Dynamic return ability showcases his physical ability.
Jamey Eisenberg: The Vikings add another key piece to their defense, and Hughes will be one of their top three corners with Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes. Hughes won't make much of an impact for Fantasy owners in IDP leagues, but he does make the Vikings DST better. Look for the Vikings DST to be among the first units off the board, and Hughes makes the secondary more formidable this year.
R.J. White: Hughes was a top recruit after being named first-team All-State by the AP as a high-schooler in North Carolina. He played in 11 games for North Carolina as a true freshman in 2015 before transferring to Garden City Community College, where he had 47 total tackles, two picks and six passes defenses in 11 games. He also returned punts and kicks, scoring three TDs on returns.
Hughes joined UCF as a junior in 2017 and started 11 games at cornerback, recording 49 tackles and intercepting four passes, returning one for a touchdown. He also made an impact as a return, tallying 635 yards on 20 kick returns with two touchdowns and another 233 yards on 14 punt returns with another TD. He was named first-team All-Conference as a cornerback and second-team All-Conference as a returner for his efforts before declaring early for the NFL Draft.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
These impressive but underrated college players should skyrocket up draft boards after big...
Sam Beal and Adonis Alexander found new teams in the NFL Supplemental Draft held Wednesday
Everything you need to know about this year's unique NFL supplemental draft
College football's best QBs have some work to do to bolster the reputation of the 2019 cla...
These teams might want to look into drafting Sam Beal, Adonis Alexander or Brandon Bryant
Let's peek ahead at the possible headliners in the 2019 draft class of linebackers