7 wide receivers the Vikings could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Jahan Dotson (Penn State)


  • Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 184 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 91 catches
  • 1,182 yards (13.0 YPR)
  • 12 touchdowns

If the Vikings do not feel the urge to address the position in the top half of the first round, they can surely add players in the second round that will still have a sizeable impact. Penn State’s Jahan Dotson is a fascinating prospect at this stage of the cycle because his speed and upside are worth investing in the first round, but everything else in his profile gives him a Day 2 projection.

Dotson is a dynamic player who can be used all over an NFL offense, but his lighter weight will scare some teams away. That doesn’t deter Dotson, as he routinely goes into traffic and is never afraid to be aggressive over the middle of the field.

He has good hands that rarely ever see him drop a pass. Even as a smaller receiver, he hangs on when going into traffic to make tough catches but will make him money as a home run hitter down the field and with the ball in his hands.

Jahan Dotson is such a naturally gifted athlete and he uses that to his advantage in so many ways. He is fluid as a route runner with a bunch of twitch that allows him to be crafty in space. When he needed to step up for the Nittany Lions, Dotson did just that.

He was able to rack up over 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns while being a focal point of the offense. Not many guys with that frame are going to rack up 91 catches in a season, but Dotson broke through as a senior in 2021.

While the wide receiver class is getting a bunch of praise and has been for some time now, I think Dotson has slowly started to slip under the radar. There aren’t many prospects in this class better than Dotson heading into the draft.