25-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
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....
2014 ADP: –
Bye Week: 10
Robert Blanton Contract Information:
Signed a four-year contract with the Vikings in May 2012.
Blanton had 10 total tackles in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.