7 late-round wide receivers who could help the Vikings in 2020

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The Minnesota Vikings need significant depth at wide receiver heading into the  2020 NFL Draft, but which players might be a steal in the later rounds?

It is evident that the Minnesota Vikings need substantial help at the wide receiver position. The roster looks incredibly thin following the trade of Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills for a hoard of draft picks.

This might have been beneficial for locker room harmony in Minnesota, but Diggs’ production on the field will be hard to replace. With little financial resources available to make a splash in free agency, the Vikings are going to have to look at the incoming college prospects for help.

They have brought in Tajae Sharp from the Tennessee Titans on a one-year deal, but this could only be a short-term option given the minimum commitment shown to the player by the Vikings.

The class of 2020 is widely considered to be the deepest group of wide receivers entering the NFL in recent memory. That gives the Vikings the potential to use two or three of their 12 selections on players who have the potential to provide assistance right away should they choose.

There is also the option of bringing in a developmental project to work behind more established receivers and contribute in specialist situations when required. The Minnesota Vikings have enough draft capital to go in a number of different directions and this could work in their favor.

With plenty of intriguing players set to be available in the later rounds of next month’s draft, the decision-makers will need to scour the pool of incoming prospects to find out which players will fit in with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s system.

Here are seven players who will be worth considering.