The Minnesota Vikings have a major need at wide receiver and could fill the need by picking up one of these five players in the draft.
The Vikings are thin at the wide receiver position after letting Mike Wallace and his poor attitude walk in free agency. How do the Vikings address their glaring hole at wide receiver?
Unfortunately, free agency doesn’t appear to be a viable option for Minnesota as they cast about for help at receiver. The Vikings were reportedly interested in Andre Holmes but he has elected to return to the Raiders. Rumor has the Vikings possibly looking at Rueben Randle but he would be little more than a band-aid at this point.
The reality is that there is nothing available in free agency that can help the Vikings, so they will have to address their need in the draft. There are a few interesting receivers who figure to be available to the Vikings with the #23 overall pick.
What sort of receiver are the Vikings looking for? Folks will throw out that “true #1” term but to me that doesn’t really mean a whole lot. Mostly, the Vikings need a big, strong receiver with good hands, separation skills and the ability to make contested catches. Pure speed is probably not the main trait Minnesota is looking at.
With all that in mind, let’s run down some possible options for the Vikings at receiver.