5 players the Vikings could realistically trade for prior to the deadline

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Denzel Mims – WR (New York Jets)

From the beginning of training camp, it has been noted that Denzel Mims wants a fresh start. His career with the Jets has not gone to plan, and the depth chart has only made it more difficult for the Baylor product to make an impact.

Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox has continuously mentioned the Vikings as a possible suitor for Mims at the deadline. The lack of production from Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn so far this season is worrisome, and while Denzel Mims probably isn’t going to drastically improve the offense, it would give Minnesota a vertical threat to clear space for Justin Jefferson.

It has been a disappointing career for Mims up to this point. He recorded just 490 yards in his first two seasons with the Jets and has yet to crack the lineup through six weeks this season. His time is up with Robert Saleh, and a fresh start is imminent.

This would be arguably the lowest buying price the Vikings would see among potential trade candidates at the deadline. Mims is not an other-worldly game changer, but he would provide depth for an offense that needs some extra playmakers that can stretch the field.