26-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Blanton was the starter at safety next to Harrison Smith for 13 games last season before losing his job in December to Andrew Sendejo. Blanton will compete with Sendejo, Tayor Mays, Antone Exum and An...
Robert Blanton Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Vikings in May 2012.
Blanton is likely to start at strong safety this week against Denver with Andrew Sendejo out with a knee injury, ESPN reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Blanton, a 2012 fifth-round draft pick, enters the season competing for a reserve defensive back role. He's primarily a safety, but also played cornerback and nickelback at times last season.
Blanton will serve as the backup to Mistral Raymond at strong safety.
Blanton is a rookie fifth-round pick, and so a starting role is far from assured, but he is a good bet to emerge with the job, playing next to Harrison Smith, the fellow rookie and Notre Dame product. A college cornerback with safety athleticism by NFL standards, Blanton's physicality should help him make the transition to safety. If he emerges as a starter in what should be a leaky Minnesota secondary, he should see a good number of tackle opportunities.