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Cameron Dantzler picked as Vikings' breakout candidate for 2021

Vikings Wire logo Vikings Wire 1/19/2021 Kyle Ratke
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Overall, the secondary for the Minnesota Vikings wasn’t great in 2020. A lot of that had to do with so much youth on the team.

However, with that youth comes potential.

Rookie cornerback Cameron Dantzler, the team’s third-round pick, gave fans plenty of reasons to be excited for the future.

Sam Monson over at Pro Football Focus named Dantzler as the team’s breakout candidate for 2021:

Only two rookie cornerbacks ended the season with a PFF grade above 70.0, and Cameron Dantzler was one of them. Dantzler’s rookie year wasn’t without growing pains, but he had two single-game PFF coverage grades above 90.0 and two performances in which he allowed five or fewer receiving yards.

Dantzler, along with first-round pick Jeff Gladney, are the new wave of Vikings’ cornerbacks under Mike Zimmer and for Minnesota to improve enough to make the playoffs in 2021, those two will need to step up.

We saw enough signs from them in 2020 that they are on the right track.

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