Minnesota Vikings Player No. 3: TE Brandon Dillon
Tight end Brandon Dillon was a player who surprised many when he ended up making the Vikings roster a season ago. He came out of nowhere and had himself a solid preseason where he proved to be an effective pass catcher.
A big reason why Dillon made the team, despite having three quality tight ends already on the roster in Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr. and Tyler Conklin, was the lack of depth at wide receiver. The Vikings were talent poor at wide receiver, and that showed when they only kept four heading into the 2019 season.
This year is a different story.
Though they traded wide receiver Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills during the offseason, the Vikings are much deeper at this position and will surely keep more than four receivers. If they go that route, they’ll have to take from another position and that could be at tight end.
That would leave Dillon as the odd man out and the Vikings would be forced to cut him.
Dillon would be an upgrade over a lot of tight ends who are on other teams’ depth charts. He’s got the upside of a rookie but has a year of experience under his belt. He would almost certainly get signed by another team if the Vikings were to cut him at the end of the preseason.