Minnesota Vikings Player No. 1: WR Quartney Davis
It’ll be interesting to see how the Vikings’ wide receiver depth chart shakes out after the preseason. Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are locks to make the team, and Bisi Johnson should also be a lock unless he really takes a step backward. Tajae Sharpe has a strong chance to make the team, and the question then comes down to if the Vikings keep five or six wide receivers.
Fifth-round rookie K.J. Osborn will likely make the team because of his return skills, which leaves one spot open assuming the Vikings go with six receivers. Players like Chad Beebe, Dillon Mitchell, Davion Davis, Alexander Hollins and Quartney Davis will be battling for that job.
While he was undrafted, Davis has a very strong shot to earn the last spot.
Davis was expected to get drafted but that didn’t happen. There were some concerns about his past injury history, overall speed and lack of production, but he’s proven to be an effective weapon working out of the slot. He’s a big-bodied receiver who has very reliable hands. He should be a player who can make tough grabs over the middle that keep drives alive.
If cut by the Vikings, there’s a very strong chance a team that is depleted at wide receiver looks to sign Davis to their active roster. He would come extremely cheap and would carry much more upside than a veteran whose skills are in decline.
If Davis even is close to making the team, the Vikings should opt to keep him on the roster rather than risk losing him altogether.