The Minnesota Vikings have been fairly quiet in free agency.
The Vikings made a few moves to address the offense; two re-signings and four signings from outside the organization.
General Manager Rick Spielman stayed away from a major signing that used most of the remaining cap space, which means there are still plenty of holes to fill.
There is still one major area of need that must be addressed before training camp.
The Vikings were abysmal in the secondary.
It has already signed two cornerbacks; one with starting experience and some talent and a project that didn’t play college football.
Zackary Bowman, a Nebraska Cornhusker product, played in 46 games, including 16 starts, with 115 tackles, seven interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His best season was 2009, which included 12 starts, 66 tackles, six interceptions and one forced fumble.
The other new cornerback is Nick Taylor, a 5-foot-9-inch, 165-pound point guard on the Florida International basketball team. He has speed, but the rest is yet to be seen.
The best cornerbacks the Vikings could add the rest of the offseason would be in the draft. The top free agent cornerbacks are older and Spielman said he is looking to make the roster younger.
The Vikings now have to find two new starting safeties. There are quality safeties still available in free agency, including former Indianapolis Colt Melvin Bullitt.
The Vikings should have four different starters in the secondary than it had at the end of last season.
The best case scenario is drafting a cornerback in the second or third round and two additional defensive backs and an athletic, cover type of linebacker.