The Minnesota Vikings will be looking for additional weapons on offense in the early rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. One of which could be the heir-apparent to Kyle Rudolph.
The Minnesota Vikings have been spoiled with Kyle Rudolph over the past eight years. That said, he is entering the final year of his contract and will be 30-years-old this November. So when it comes to the tight end position, nobody should be surprised if this position group is addressed in the first three rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Luckily for the Vikings, this year’s draft class is pretty stacked when it comes to the tight ends.
As the depth chart stands now, behind Rudolph Minnesota has David Morgan and last year’s fifth-round selection in Tyler Conklin. Morgan is more known for his ability as a blocker than a receiver. But he has proven when called upon that he can make plays in the passing game. Realistically though, he is more of a No. 2 tight end that can help along the line.
Conklin had a rookie season to forget. He didn’t see the field a ton and when he did he missed some easy balls. There is potential for Conklin to become a part of the Vikings’ offense, but he will need to prove it early in year two.
So while Minnesota probably has at least one more year left with Rudolph, they will most likely take advantage of a solid 2019 tight end class and prepare for the future.
Who are five realistic tight end options that the Vikings could consider taking during this year’s draft?