6 wide receivers the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Which wide receivers could end up with the Minnesota Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Already with two of the top wide receivers in the NFL right now in Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, one might assume that finding another pass-catcher isn’t too big of a priority for the Minnesota Vikings heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.

But one quick look at the depth chart behind Jefferson and Thielen will help everyone realize that drafting a receiver is likely in the cards for the Vikings this year.

When this could happen remains to be seen, obviously. But it might just depend on how the board falls. If one of the top receiver prospects is still available when it comes time for Minnesota to use the No. 14 pick in the first round, they might choose to use that selection on a pass-catcher.

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer recently said that the team’s additions in free agency this offseason have allowed them to head into the draft later this month with the strategy of picking the best player available.

So if the best player on the board is a receiver when it comes time for Minnesota to make one of their draft selections this year, who are some of the guys they could end up with?