TRADE: With the 29th pick in the draft, the Vikings select…
Harrison Smith, safety, Notre Dame (6-2, 214)
The Vikings decide to trade up and over-draft Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith. I think Smith can be a solid NFL safety. However, I don’t see an impact caliber guy. He’s tighter in the hips, doesn’t get up to speed quickly and will struggle to match-up in coverage at times. He’s a “plus” tackler, but I think the Vikings paid way too much for a guy who, at best, is an above-average football player in the NFL.
NFL Ceiling: Above-average starting NFL safety
NFL Floor: Top-tier reserve