Vikings Draft 2021: Final seven-round mock draft

(Photo by Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press) Kwity Paye
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Fourth Round (Pick No. 125)

Josh Palmer – WR (Tennesee)

Looking at the wide receiver depth chart for the Vikings can be both exciting and frustrating. It’s exciting to think about the combination of Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson returning for another season to the team, but the list of names past them has to be concerning to the team’s front office.

Bisi Johnson and Chad Beebe aren’t going to strike fear into anyone with their disappointing numbers from last season, and the Vikings should definitely want to add a player with the potential to be the team’s No. 3 receiver going forward.

Tennessee’s Josh Palmer played in 42 games over four years and never quite reached his potential. Three years of at least 450 receiving yards in each season and only seven total touchdowns might scare off some looking for bigger production from a receiver at this point in the draft.

At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, Palmer has the body type and desire to win one-on-one battles. With consistent quarterback play around him, he has the potential to be a steal in this draft if he can tighten up his routes and increase his burst out of breaks.