Vikings cornerbacks embracing competition during training camp

Interviews with Vikings cornerbacks, July 27


Free agent addition Byron Murphy Jr. is a lock to be one of the Vikings starting cornerbacks. After that, it’s a battle, and in nickel, Murphy Jr. can move inside. So, then who are the two outside corners?

KSTP Sports spoke with three of the players in the mix for playing time: Joejuan Williams, Andrew Booth Jr., and rookie Mekhi Blackmon.

Note: Akayleb Evans has been getting first team reps with Williams when Murphy Jr. has moved inside. Booth Jr. and Blackmon, albeit early in camp, have run with the second team.

***Click the video box above to watch our interviews with Williams, Booth Jr., and Blackmon***

Training camp practice No. 3 is Friday afternoon, the last one before fans will be attendance. The Vikings will practice in front of spectators on Saturday, then again on Monday when the full pads come on.