Draft Wire sends Vikings Cam Smith in updated 2023 NFL mock draft

The cornerback position continues to be a major priority for the Minnesota Vikings in mock drafts and it’s easy to see why. They only have three cornerbacks on the roster in Cameron Dantlzler, Andrew Booth Jr. and Akayleb Evans.

Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling has the Vikings selecting cornerback Cam Smith in his latest mock draft. In my scouting report, here is what I wrote about Smith.

“Smith is a versatile, physical cornerback that the Gamecocks trusted to follow top receivers. He did a great job of keeping things in front of him, especially against Jalin Hyatt of Tennessee.

One of the most impressive things about Smith is his gap discipline. He knows where to be and plays gap control in the run game, screen game and when blitzing. Smith is also a really good tackler. He uses proper form and is strong enough to take down ball carriers with ease.

Athleticism is evident with Smith. He has the long speed to run with receivers deep and the fluidity in his hips is superb. He uses both to recover well when he gets beat at the stem.”

He would be an excellent addition to the Vikings on the back end, especially with his versatility.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire