5 potential options if any Vikings receivers miss time in 2020

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Trade for Willie Snead

This 27-year-old is a speed merchant. And, he’s a speed merchant that is currently in the process of a burial on the depth chart of a run-happy team.

The Baltimore Ravens have three other competent wide receivers on their roster that includes Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, and Devin Duvernay. Similarly to Steelers, this is not a phenomenal group of talent, but it is a lot of bodies.

What’s more, the Ravens ran the football more than any other team in the NFL during 2019. They are giving off no vibes that signal a change of course. Should the Vikings have an opening in their wide receiver room, Willie Snead would be a fit.

He had two seasons with New Orleans Saints to start in his career in which he accrued north of 850 receiving yards. Snead can return kicks and punts in a pinch in addition to having playoff experience with both the Saints and Ravens.

Similar to what it would take to acquire James Washington from Pittsburgh, Minnesota would likely have to send a later-round draft pick to Baltimore to make the deal the work. Heck, the Vikings conspired last summer with the Ravens for a failed kicker. So this, too, would not be out of the realm of possibility.