The Vikings have one stud wide receiver left on the roster in Adam Thielen, but after him is nothing but question marks.
Bisi Johnson did have a nice rookie season in 2019 and he showed good hands, solid route running, and he formed a nice rapport with Kirk Cousins. It’s unclear if he’ll be able to take the next step to help alleviate the loss of Stefon Diggs, but the potential is there.
Minnesota did well to bring in Tajae Sharpe in free agency this year. He has nice size, he is still young, and he had some productive seasons playing in the run-heavy offense of the Tennessee Titans.
After those two, the depth chart gets ugly quick for the Vikings. Chad Beebe is no lock to make the team next season while the same goes for Alexander Hollins and Dillon Mitchell. The talent level has to be upgraded multiple times in this year’s NFL Draft, as there are basically two spots on Minnesota’s current receiver depth chart that are completely wide open.
The Vikings hold two first-round picks this year and there is a strong chance that one is used on a wide receiver.
The 2020 NFL Draft is loaded with pass-catching talent and there will be some very good players on the board at pick No. 22 and No. 25. Justin Jefferson, Denzel Mims, and Brandon Aiyuk are just a few of the options who could end up slipping on those beautiful purple jerseys next season.
Minnesota certainly doesn’t have to reach for a wide receiver in the first round. As stated above, this class is chock full of talent from top to bottom.
There will be very good players on days two and three of the draft who could compete for starting jobs and at worst, become players who see a handful of snaps a game. The Vikings could potentially bring in as many as three wide receivers in this year’s draft.