Ventell Bryant – WR (Temple)
The Vikings have arguably the best wide receiver duo in the NFL in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. There really isn’t much depth behind them though. In fact, it’s actually very shallow.
Aldrick Robinson was a nice surprise signing a year ago, but he’s once again a free-agent and he isn’t guaranteed to be back for 2019.
Laquon Treadwell has yet to live up to his first-round billing and he spent time in Mike Zimmer’s dog house last season. He is no lock to make the final 53 next season and there are plenty of rumblings going around that he could be a trade candidate.
Behind them are unproven guys like Brandon Zylstra and Chad Beebe. So chances are very high that Minnesota brings in some new pass catchers in free agency and the draft this offseason.
The one thing the Vikings’ current wide receiving corps lacks is size. Treadwell and Thielen are the biggest wideouts on Minnesota’s roster with both measuring in at 6-foot-2. So it makes sense for the Vikings to bring in a bigger type of pass catcher this year.
A guy who can go up for a jump ball in traffic in the end zone and come down with it is an aspect this offense just doesn’t have right now.
If the team waits until late in the draft to add a guy, Ventell Bryant could be an option. Bryant is 6-foot-4, if you round up, and 200 pounds. He runs pretty clean looking routes, has sticky mitts, and he times the ball well when going up to make a play on it in the air.
Bryant could stand to pack on some pounds and isn’t a burner by any means. But for a guy who likely will still be around in rounds five and six, there is plenty to like about him.