Ranking the Vikings’ 2019 draft needs after the first wave of free agency

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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Aldrick Robinson
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Wide Receiver

The Vikings have one of the best receiving tandems in the league in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but their third wide receiver for 2019 is very much up in the air and has yet to be addressed in free agency.

Laquon Treadwell is still with the team after rumors abounded about him getting traded. That could still happen during the draft. But as for now, Treadwell is still on the team.

The man who took his job last year, Aldrick Robinson, remains a free-agent and he has yet to be offered a new contract by Minnesota. The Vikings do have Brandon Zylstra, Chad Beebe, and Jeff Badet on their current roster, but all of these guys are long-shots to take the team’s third receiver spot in 2019.

Minnesota’s effort to find their third wide receiver will likely involve an open competition during training camp and the preseason and the team will surely add a rookie to the mix. How early though is the question.

The Vikings almost certainly will not use the No. 18 pick on a pass catcher. They have bigger needs to fill with that top pick.

Minnesota could look to add one in rounds two or three though if the right guy falls to them. They could use some more size at the position, so a bigger bodied receiver could be what they are looking for.

Even if the Vikings re-sign Robison, they’ll still add a wide receiver at some point in the draft. Minnesota can find solid options on Day 3, as this year’s receiving class is pretty deep and loaded with talented pass catchers.