September 8, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears wide receiver Keenan Allen (21) returns a punt for a touchdown against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds during the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium. The California Golden Bears defeated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 50-31. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Mock Draft. The Minnesota Vikings Select…

The third of’s weekly mock drafts is live. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the players who have been mocked to the Vikings so far. In week 1, we got defensive end Sam Montgomery out of LSU. I vehemently disagreed with that pick. In week 2, the mockers gave the Vikes Mississippi State cornerback Jonathan Banks. Closer, but I still wasn’t on board.

So how did they do in week 3? This time I think they finally nailed it. Mock Draft #3 gives the Vikings wide receiver Keenan Allen out of Cal. Allen is arguably the most attractive outside receiving threat in this year’s draft field. And we know how bad the Vikes need a receiver. FanSided said:

Adrian Peterson would be jumping for joy. Peterson has kept this team in the thick of the playoff race on his own and the Vikings offense could use another playmaker. Christian Ponder’s development would also make strides if the team brought in the top wide receiving prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Allen is listed at 6-2, 215. He has size, strength and speed, along with well-developed ball skills. If you believe the draftniks. The Vikes would be very lucky to land this guy.

Of course, right now, we’re not really that concerned about the draft. We’re still thinking playoffs. But I guess it’s never too early to start making out the wish list. It is the Christmas season after all.

Plenty of Viking fans will be asking Santa for a receiver. And Keenan Allen is probably the #1 option at that position.

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