5 Vikings offensive players on the bubble entering training camp

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Alexander Hollins – WR

All the focus this year when it’s comes to the Vikings wide receivers has been the loss of Stefon Diggs and the arrival of the first-round rookie who is expected to replace him, Justin Jefferson.

While this is surely worth a discussion and something to monitor closely throughout the season, there are other battles to be had on Minnesota’s wide receiver depth chart.

Adam Thielen, Bisi Johnson, and Jefferson are probably the only locks to make the Vikings final 53-man roster. If the team ends up keeping five receivers this year, there will be a fierce competition for those final two spots.

Many figure one of the vacancies will be given to free-agent Tajae Sharpe, with fifth-round rookie K.J. Osborn being the other to likely stick on the roster. However, one player that can’t be ruled out is Alexander Hollins.

Hollins actually earned an impressive amount of playing time as an undrafted rookie with Minnesota last year. He appeared in four games and started in one of them. He caught just two balls for 46 yards, but he showed the ability to get open down the field, and he got Kirk Cousins to look his way a handful of times.

Hollins has a fair shot to make the Vikings final 2020 roster. He has much more experience than any of the rookies coming in and he would cost less to keep than Sharpe. Hollins is definitely on the bubble and a guy worth watching closely in camp.