Less of a gamble than a rookie
A big selling point that helped convince the Vikings to trade Stefon Diggs last month was the incredible amount of depth that is possessed by the crop of receiving prospects in this year’s NFL Draft.
Most are assuming Minnesota can just add a young pass-catcher in the draft and their receiving depth will improve immediately in 2020. But what if this doesn’t turn out to be the case?
What if the Vikings and general manager Rick Spielman are still scarred from the last time they used a high draft pick on a receiver in 2016 when they thought Laquon Treadwell was going to turn out to actually be something?
Using some of their draft selections from this year to land a top-notch receiver like Odell Beckham Jr. might be the better route for Minnesota to take.
The Vikings already know how extremely talented Beckham is. The guy has finished with over 1,000 receiving yards in five of his six seasons and he’s made a total of 48 trips to the end zone.
Would it be better to take a chance on a rookie receiver just because he’s cheaper and he might turn out to be a decent contributor? Or would Minnesota be better off trying to add a superstar pass-catcher like Beckham who has already proven to be one of the best receivers in the entire league?
The correct choice is pretty obvious.