Vikings Rookie Corners Quickly Turn to Xavier Rhodes

EAGAN, Minn. — Xavier Rhodes has joined the NFL’s upper echelon of cornerbacks.

A First-Team All-Pro as a cornerback and Second-Team defensive back in 2017, Rhodes has progressed impressively since 2013 when he was a rookie first-round pick.

Now, he’s right in the middle of the pack in the Vikings defensive backs room — at least in age.

At one end of the spectrum is Terence Newman, who will be 40 by the start of the season. At the other, 2018 first-round pick Mike Hughes and undrafted rookie Holton Hill, who are both 21.


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