The Minnesota Vikings are going to look a lot different at wide receiver this season.
Just like last year at this time, the Minnesota Vikings have more wide receivers on their 90-man roster than any other position. Unlike last year when they were looking to bolster one of the best receiver duos in the NFL, they have a much larger gap to fill.
Currently, the roster has 12 wide receivers, which is one more than they had last year at this time. Of the dozen, seven of them came to the team as undrafted free agents. Outside the seven seasons that Adam Thielen has been with the Vikings, the remaining adds up to only 11 seasons.
Last year the Vikings were looking for a solid third option to complement Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Like this season, the Vikings used two draft picks to bolster their roster. Unlike last year, where they waited until the final round to add a receiver, the Vikings addressed the need immediately in the first round. With pick 22 overall which they received from Buffalo in the Diggs trade, the team selected Justin Jefferson from LSU. For Jefferson, a member of the NCAA Champions, expectations are going to be doubly high in Minnesota.
The off-season extension that Vikings gave quarterback Kirk Cousins indicates that the passing game is still important. In order for him to be effective, he will need capable targets on the field.
So many questions need answering when the Minnesota Vikings start training camp. Here are six of them.