What the Vikings can expect from their 2019 seventh-round picks

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(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) Olabisi Johnson
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Olabisi Johnson – WR (Colorado State)

The Vikings continued to add talent to the wide receiver room by selecting Colorado State’s Olabisi Johnson with their third seventh-round pick.

If there’s one thing about the former Ram, it’s that he’s a solid all-around player that doesn’t do anything particularly well, but he doesn’t do anything poorly either.

Johnson projects as a reliable target that does the right things and finds open holes in a zone coverage scheme. While many didn’t believe he had the upper echelon athleticism to thrive at receiver, he turned in a solid workout at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine and he could carve out a niche as a special teams contributor to begin his career.

While the fixation on his speed will be something that could limit his opportunities to get open downfield, he might also have problems beating press coverage, something that can be fixed by adding a little strength to his 6-foot, 204-pound frame.

After a full season of watching Treadwell make wrong play after wrong play, Johnson sounds like the opposite of the former first-round pick.

As previously mentioned, Minnesota’s receiver room is wide open at the moment and if Johnson can turn into a poor man’s Jarius Wright, he too will have a shot to make the back end of the roster for next season.