5 strongest positions on the 2019 Minnesota Vikings

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs
(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs /
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(Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen
(Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen /

5. Wide Receiver

Of the positions on this list, the wide receiver group is probably the weakest of the bunch. It makes this list though because the top of the depth chart is so damn good.

Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are two of the best receivers in the NFL today. They are even arguably the top duo in the entire league, though Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. of the Cleveland Browns may argue otherwise.

Diggs is a dynamic all-around player who can take the top off a defense, but he also runs some of the sickest routes in the NFL. Thielen isn’t as explosive as Diggs, but his routes are just as good and he has some outstanding hands.

These two truly compliment each other so well and Minnesota has to feel really good about both of them being locked up for the foreseeable future.

While the rest of the Vikings’ wide receiver depth chart is a mystery at this point, there are some talented pieces on it.

Chad Beebe is a second-year player who could break out in 2019. He doesn’t have the size, but like Diggs and Thielen, he is a top-notch route runner and he has a knack for finding open spots in a secondary.

Jordan Taylor came over from the Denver Broncos this offseason and he’s got the size the rest of this receiving corps lacks. He’s impressed early in minicamp and he is a favorite to make Minnesota’s 2019 roster.

Laquon Treadwell is a former first-round pick, and while he is talented, he still hasn’t been able to live up to his first-round billing. In addition to these three, the Vikings also drafted some promising rookie receivers in Dillon Mitchell and Olabisi Johnson this year.

So while the depth will be figured out this preseason, the elite talent at the top makes this unit one of the strongest for Minnesota in 2019.