Which Vikings rookie will make the biggest impact in 2019?

(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) Alexander Mattison
(Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) Alexander Mattison /
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Dillon Mitchell
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Dillon Mitchell /

Dillon Mitchell – WR

Some may believe Mitchell is a long-shot to even make the Vikings’ roster in 2019 because he was drafted in the seventh round this year. However, the former Oregon receiver has the potential to not only make an impact for Minnesota as a pass catcher next season, but as a returner as well.

Regarded by some as a player who could have been drafted in the fourth or fifth round this year, Mitchell is coming off a 2018 campaign at Oregon that saw him set the school record for receiving yards in a single season with 1,184.

His ability to stretch the field was also showcased last year as he averaged 15.8 yards per catch and six of his 10 touchdown receptions saw him travel at least 25 yards before hitting the end zone.

Thanks to the Vikings’ No. 3 receiver spot basically being up for grabs this summer, Mitchell has a good opportunity to come in and win the job as a rookie. He also spent some time during college as a punt returner and that spot is currently open on Minnesota’s depth chart as well.

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At Oregon last year, Mitchell proved that he can be an explosive offensive weapon. If he can carry some of his success from 2018 into his rookie season in the NFL, the Vikings may have landed one of the top steals from this year’s draft.