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

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Wan’Dale Robinson (Kentucky)


  • Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 185 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 104 catches
  • 1,334 yards (12.8 YPR)
  • 7 touchdowns

After watching Kadarius Toney rise through the ranks and end up in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, it is easy to see where Wan’Dale Robinson will become an NFL player. He is a similarly twitchy player with potential through the roof.

He has shown off his strong hands and a willingness to take hits over the middle of the field despite not presenting a large frame. The thing that will hinder Robinson from a purely athletic standpoint is his lack of breakaway speed, which is kind of confusing given his quickness with the ball in his hands.

He is an incredibly gifted runner, but he gets chased down more than you would expect. Still, Robinson is going to find a home in the NFL as a slot receiver and probably even as a special teamer if he can get comfortable returning kicks and punts.

After a slow start to his collegiate career, Robinson broke out in a major way when he transferred to Kentucky in 2021. Recording 104 catches for 1,334 yards in 13 games is phenomenal, not to mention he did it in the SEC against the best competition in college football.

Robinson can probably be had on the third day of the draft with so much upside hiding in his profile. I think he could be the best bargain get of the entire draft if he’s given a fair opportunity at the next level.