Vikings Draft WR Kevin White in New Mel Kiper Mock


Big-time national draft prognosticators remain convinced that the Minnesota Vikings will go with a wide receiver with the #11 overall pick (at least for now).

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Recently Todd McShay mocked Louisville wide-out DeVante Parker to the Vikings at 11, and today Mel Kiper followed suit by sending West Virginia WR Kevin White (6-2/211) to Minnesota (via ESPN Insider):

"Analysis: Teddy Bridgewater was the best quarterback among rookies who started in 2014, but the Vikings could use another threat in the passing game after a season when we saw Charles Johnson emerge as their most potent wide receiver. White made major strides in 2014, showing an ability to create space, win on contested throws and do major damage after the catch. If Bridgewater still has a big question mark, it’s whether he can scare defenses with his ability to drive the ball down the field. And White is the type of player who doesn’t just make plays in the deep passing game, but can make traffic catches underneath and will also turn some short throws into big yards."

“Consensus” is an evil, useless word this time of year but nevertheless one is forced to point out that a consensus is appearing among mock drafters that the Vikings will take a receiver at 11.

It is now my duty to report that we are still a long way from the draft and a lot can happen. Like, the sun could explode or something.

So don’t get too crazy if you’re one of those Viking fans who doesn’t want a receiver high in the draft, is what I’m saying.

Oh, for the record, Kiper has the Vikings taking White ahead of DeVante Parker. Amari Cooper comes off the board at 4. If you’re keeping track. Which you really shouldn’t be. Really.

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