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Jalen Nailor – WR

Did the Vikings find something with sixth-round rookie wide receiver Jalen Nailor? Now, this isn’t to say that he is going to be a superstar in the NFL, or even a star at that. But Nailor showed in the last two games of the regular season that he has the ability to be a real game-breaker for Minnesota.

Nailor is incredibly quick, which potentially gives the Vikings a much-needed vertical threat whenever he’s on the field.

While his recent big numbers have essentially come in garbage time, he has certainly shown that he has the potential to take the top off of an opposing defense.

With fellow Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen slowly aging out and being a potential departure during the upcoming offseason, the Vikings could use all the wide receiver depth they can find.

Nailor could be a potential No. 4 receiver in Minnesota, and he could really help the team with his deep-threat ability. For a player that the Vikings drafted 191st overall in 2022, that’s one of the best outcomes they likely could’ve hoped for.