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

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Elijah Moore (Mississippi)


  • Height: 5-foot-9 | Weight: 184 pounds

2020 Stats:

  • 86 catches
  • 1,193 yards (13.9 average)
  • 8 touchdowns

While most teams around the NFL still tend to favor the taller receiving prospects, height is no longer the death sentence for a young pass-catcher hoping to get drafted.

The success of guys like Tyreek Hill and Tyler Lockett has opened the eyes of teams and helped them realize that shorter receivers can still be dangerous weapons also.

Speed is typically something that helps make up for a lack of height and this is something Elijah Moore possesses.

Moore utilizes his speed in a number of different ways. He uses his quickness to create separation while running a route, he can blow by an opponent to get open deep down the field, and his speed allows him to break away from an opposing defense after making the catch.

In addition to his receiving skills, Moore is also an experienced return-man. With their need for a new returner and a better third receiver, he would be a great fit for the Vikings.

Moore’s stock has been rising over the last few weeks though. So if Minnesota wants him on their roster, they will likely have to find a way to trade back into the first round or acquire an early second-round pick.