After adding a piece to the offense, the Vikings addressed a defensive need by selecting TCU CB Jeff Gladney at 31st overall.
Gladney had a great career at TCU. putting up some impressive numbers, as NFL.com notes:
TCU head coach Gary Patterson is known for producing tough-minded defenders like Gladney. The all-district pick from New Boston, Texas, showed real promise as a redshirt freshman in 2016, starting eight of 12 games played (46 tackles, six pass breakups). Gladney was an honorable mention All-Big 12 pick as a sophomore, posting 28 stops, two interceptions (one returned for a score), and five pass breakups. League coaches moved him up to second-team status in 2018 as he tied for the team lead with 13 pass breakups in addition to intercepting two passes and recording 41 tackles (four for loss) in 13 starts. Gladney took the final step as a senior, grabbing first-team all-conference notice after posting 31 tackles, 1.5 for loss, an interception, and a conference-high 14 pass breakups in 12 starts.
The Vikings will have four picks on Friday, with one in the 2nd Round (No. 58) and three in the 3rd Round (No. 89, 105, 117).