Vikings Draft 2020: 5 prospects who moved up after the Senior Bowl

(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Josh Jones
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(Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) K.J. Hill
(Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) K.J. Hill /

K.J. Hill – WR (Ohio State)

Earlier, we went over what the Vikings will be looking for at the receiver position in this year’s NFL Draft. They simply need depth and quality depth at that.

A promising young rookie is more appealing than a crusty veteran whose best years are behind him. So Minnesota will likely use at least one of their 2020 draft choices on a pass-catcher. At what point in the draft remains the question.

If the Vikings want to select Ohio State’s K.J. Hill, they’ll likely have to take him with one of their Day 2 choices because he won’t be there on the final day of the draft after his performance at this year’s Senior Bowl.

Hill was by far the best route-runner in Mobile. His quick release and lightning-fast breaks had his defenders completely baffled. He was able to create gaping separation from the poor fools who were assigned to cover him.

Hill’s route-running was very reminiscent of a certain Minnesota wide receiver by the name of Stefon Diggs, who came up big many times in 2019.

This may be the only issue that prevents the Vikings from drafting this kid in April. He’s basically the same exact size as Diggs and he runs very similar routes. Not that it would be horrible having another Diggs on the team, but Minnesota could be looking for something different in a new receiver.

Perhaps the Vikings covet a bigger, more physical target for Kirk Cousins. If not, and they do like this former Buckeye, they could add him to their wide receiving arsenal and he’d likely be a huge asset working out of the slot.