Vikings Draft 2021: Final seven-round mock draft

(Photo by Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press) Kwity Paye
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(Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports) Dax Milne /

Fourth Round (Pick No. 143)

Dax Milne – WR (BYU)

Not one, but two wide receivers in this draft within the first four rounds?! Absolutely. Especially when Dax Milne’s major role on the team will be in special teams, playing a part that the Vikings had no answer for in 2020.

Milne should immediately enter a competition to take over punt return duties. Last season saw K.J. Wright struggle in a huge way to haul in punts, and Chad Beebe did no better in the role when he got his opportunity. Now, it’s time to give someone else a try.

Even if Milne is only able to provide fair catches, he would be an upgrade. He only returned 12 punts at BYU and managed to gain 60 yards on returns, but not turning over the football is the priority.

As for being a receiver, Milne has a 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame and one breakout season in 2020 where he caught 70 passes for 1,188 yards and eight touchdowns. He will need to prove to be consistently good at getting separation, but he is a willing blocker and shows potential to move up a depth chart.