Vikings’ second pick is Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes


For the second time tonight, the Minnesota Vikings have added a defensive player who should start from Week One.

First Minnesota drafted defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd with the 23rd overall pick, and now the Vikings have drafted Xavier Rhodes, a cornerback from Florida State, with the 25th overall pick.

After saying goodbye to veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield, the Vikings wanted to add a youngster at the position. Rhodes is a solid choice who should be able to start as a rookie.

There was talk that Minnesota was high on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, but Te’o remains unpicked. Instead, the Vikings have gone with Floyd and Rhodes.