The main complaints people had about Waynes were that he played off the ball way too much, which even with his elite speed created gaps in the Vikings zone scheme that opposing quarterbacks seemed to take advantage of a lot (especially earlier in Waynes' career).
Waynes was selected No. 11 overall by the Vikings, a defensive-minded team with a loaded secondary. Newman, who turns 40 on September 4, signed a one-year deal with the Vikings, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The Minnesota Vikings announced on Monday that they've re-signed veteran cornerback Terence Newman, which is notable, because Newman is now that oldest defensive player in the National Football League, following the retirement of James Harrison in April.
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Waynes was named First Team All-Big Ten while playing at MSU in 2014. With Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes the starters on the outside, Newman and Mackensie Alexander remain the primary options to play the slot in the nickel defense. I am just going to go out and do the same things I've always done.
He also notched his first career sack. Backup linebacker Kentrell Brothers also got a four-game ban. The only other players older than Newman are all kickers or punters, including Adam Vinatieri (45), Phil Dawson (43), Matt Bryant (43 on May 29), Shane Lechler (42 on August 7) and Sebastian Janikowski (40). In 2017, he recorded 35 combined tackles, one interception and five passes defended.
Waynes has a future in this defensive backfield, especially if the 25-year-old continues to improve at the rate he has through three years.