Projecting the Minnesota Vikings final 2018 roster: Post-draft edition

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Tight Ends (4)

Eight touchdown catches last season is all the evidence needed to know that Kyle Rudolph is one of the top receiving options for the Vikings. He also enters a season with a quarterback in Kirk Cousins who loves throwing to his tight ends.

David Morgan is a solid blocker who has sneaky good hands. He’ll see more action in blocking sets but will see some passes thrown his way as well. Meanwhile, Conklin was drafted to catch passes for Minnesota and will see the field in sets with multiple pass catchers.

Keeping an extra tight end allows Minnesota to use these big-bodied pass catchers instead of carrying a sixth wide receiver and lets the Vikings keep Blake Bell on the roster to continue to excel on special teams.