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    Draft 2020: Vikings selected Temple CB Harrison Hand with the No. 169 overall pick

    Harrison Hand
    DB, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

    Vikings selected Temple CB Harrison Hand with the No. 169 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

    Via The Athletic's draft guru, Dane Brugler, "A one-year starter at Temple, Hand was the boundary cornerback in defensive coordinator Jeff Knowles scheme, playing both man and zone coverages. He was part of ex-coach Matt Rhule’s first recruiting class at Baylor, but called Waco a 'big culture shock' and made a smooth transition to Temple in 2019, leading the team in interceptions. Hand is a competitive player with the eyes and toughness required to read and react, trusting his vision and not allowing himself to overthink things. While he isn’t a poor athlete, he doesn’t play with sudden qualities and lacks the textbook technique to help compensate. Overall, Hand is quick to sort from off coverage, but lacks the necessary twitch in his hips and feet to be a consistent playmaker at the position, projecting as a possible backup zone corner."

    Apr 25, 2020, 3:16 PM ET
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    Dane Brugler's write up:

    #21 CB
    STRENGTHS: Solidly built for the position…adequate foot agility for the position to match receivers from press…impressive awareness and works hard to find proper body position…disciplined eyes to quickly sort and break down route combinations…competitive downfield and plays through the hands of the receiver…willing downhill tackler…nice job tackling in the open-field, calming his feet and targeting the belt buckle of the ball carrier…earned a starting job right away as a freshman and made the quick adjustment after transferring to Temple.

    WEAKNESSES: Only average height/length/speed mix…false steps are a death sentence for him vs. savvy route runners…lack of twitch hinders the drive quickness out of his pedal…tends to play loose with his technique, lacking the fluidity to easily recover…opens himself up to double moves…too many “almost” plays at the catch point…needs to better locate the football and improve his instincts with his back to the ball…inexperienced vs. inside receivers…played hurt most of the 2018 season and missed the bowl game as a junior due to a finger injury (December 2019).

    SUMMARY: A one-year starter at Temple, Hand was the boundary cornerback in defensive coordinator Jeff Knowles scheme, playing both man and zone coverages. He was part of Rhule’s first recruiting class, but called Waco a “big culture shock” and made a smooth transition to Temple in 2019, leading the team in interceptions. Hand is a competitive player with the eyes and toughness required to read and react, trusting his vision and not allowing himself to overthink things. While he isn’t a poor athlete, he doesn’t play with sudden qualities and lacks the textbook technique to help compensate. Overall, Hand is quick to sort from off coverage, but lacks the necessary twitch in his hips and feet to be a consistent playmaker at the position, projecting as a possible backup zone corner.
    GRADE: 5th Round
    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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    2020 Vikings Draft:
    1: Justin Jefferson WR LSU
    1: Jeff Gladney CB TCU
    2: Ezra Cleveland OT Boise State
    3: Cameron Dantzler CB Mississippi State
    4: D.J. Wonnum DE South Carolina
    4: James Lynch DT Baylor
    4: Troy Dye LB Oregon
    5: Harrison Hand CB Temple
    5: K.J. Osborn WR Miami
    6: Blake Brandel OT Oregon State
    6: Josh Metellus S Michigan
    7: Kenny Willekes DE Michigan State
    7: Nate Stanley QB Iowa
    7: Brian Cole S Mississippi State
    7: Kyle Hinton G Washburn

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