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VIDEO: Watch Cameron Dantzler Make Amazing Play On Adam Thielen in Vikings Training Camp

By David Hayes
Minnesota Vikings rookie CB Cam Dantzler locks down coverage on Adam Thielen in this insane video.
Minnesota Vikings rookie CB Cam Dantzler locks down coverage on Adam Thielen in this insane video. / Twitter/@Vikings

Nothing earns a rookie respect and recognition quite like taking on one of the most talented veterans on an NFL roster with confidence and actually delivering on the challenge.

That's exactly what former Mississippi State Bulldogs standout cornerback and current Minnesota Vikings rookie Cameron (Cam) Dantzler did at Vikes' practice after squaring up with receiver Adam Thielen.

Confidence is one thing, but Dantzler sticking with Thielen step by step until undercutting him with the leap and nearly palming the pass as it descended toward's Thielen's breadbasket is simply something else.

Thielen also had some serious praise for the third-round pick, which shouldn't be taken lightly from a talent that's seen some top coverage opposition in recent seasons after burning secondaries across the league for 19 TDS and more than 3,000 yards over the past three seasons.

Dantzler hails from a strong defensive pedigree and program down in Starkville, and his experience lining up opposite the likes of Justin Jefferson (his new teammate in Minnesota), Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs is clearly showing already.

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