The Minnesota Vikings will be without having rookie cornerback Andrew Booth on Monday Night time Soccer immediately after the Clemson alumnus wounded his quad in 7 days 1 versus the Green Bay Packers.
The Vikings drafted Booth in the 2nd Spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft following a mini-draft tumble mainly because of damage worries.
Booth performed a sizzling start out to Vikings instruction camp late in July, earning a name for himself as a jaw-jacking deal with corner. But when the preseason began, Booth slid down the depth chart to his latest spot around CB5 or CB6. Fourth-spherical rookie cornerback Akayleb Evans even quietly surpassed Booth on the Vikings roster when the crew launched its to start with frequent season depth chart.
But hopes continue to be superior for Booth, 21, who is forecasted as the future of the Vikings CB place when Patrick Peterson ultimately departs. Together with Cameron Dantzer, a starter, and the aforementioned Evans, Minnesota need to be in good shape down the highway in the secondary, with most likely drafting 1 a lot more corner in subsequent year’s draft.
As for Booth’s absence on Monday night, the Vikings encounter an Eagles crew that is better on the floor than through the air. Philadelphia ran all above the Detroit Lions in Week 1, securing a 38-35 road victory in opposition to 1 of the Vikings fake rivals. 4 diverse Eagles scored speeding touchdowns, although quarterback Jalen Hurts aided Philadelphia toss 38 details on the scoreboard with out a passing landing.
By way of the air, having said that, new Eagles WR A.J. Brown did register 155 acquiring yards, the second-most in the NFL for Week 1 at the rear of Justin Jefferson. With Brown, DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, and Quez Watkins, the Eagles certainly have effective gamers to catch the ball. In that regard, Booth will be missed.
Booth played two snaps in the Vikings 7 days 1 triumph around Inexperienced Bay, each on particular groups, ahead of tweaking the quad. The harm is not regarded severe or extended-phrase.
Vikings rookie basic safety Lewis Cine will make his NFL debut at Philadelphia. He was preferred 10 picks before Booth.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day by day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each individual Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).