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

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Anthony Schwartz (Auburn)


  • Height: 6-feet | Weight: 179 pounds

2020 Stats:

  • 54 catches
  • 636 yards (11.8 average)
  • 3 touchdowns

Speaking of burners, Anthony Schwartz is someone who is going to get drafted this year mainly due to his elite speed. At his recent Pro Day, Schwartz clocked in with a 4.26 time in the 40-yard dash.

Unlike a prospect like Elijah Moore, Schwartz is a speedy prospect that will probably need a little more time to improve his skills as a receiver before he can make a big impact. He has the potential to develop into something special, but teams shouldn’t expect him to make much of a difference as a rookie.

This year, the Vikings currently have four selections in the fourth round of the draft. If Schwartz is still on the board by the fourth round, this might be where Minnesota feels comfortable using a pick on him.

The Vikings wouldn’t even need him to put up big numbers for them as a rookie in 2021. Just the fact that opposing defenses would be concerned about him burning them deep down the field, less attention would be given to Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, and this is something Minnesota could take advantage of.

Schwartz is someone to pay attention to for the Vikings, especially since he’s one of the prospects the team has already met with this offseason.