Vikings Draft 2023: Five-round post-NFL Scouting Combine mock draft

(Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/ISI Photos/Getty Images) Michael Wilson
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Fourth Round (Pick No. 114)

Michael Wilson – WR (Stanford)

This wide receiver class is nowhere near as talented as the past few years, but there is some value to be had. Stanford’s Michael Wilson is one of the biggest question marks in this class due to injury concerns, but when he is healthy, he is incredible.

Wilson has played in just 14 games over the past three seasons and did not reach 1,000 yards over that time. For a player with such little production, the value seems scary, and I can certainly understand the hesitations with his NFL projections.

However, Wilson absolutely dominated the Senior Bowl practices despite poor QB play throughout the week. He consistently shredded opposing defenders and flashed an excellent release at the snap. In a smaller role in the NFL, Wilson can be a wonderful weapon in the passing game.

The Vikings already have their superstar wide receiver. They need someone else that can take the pressure off and test defenses down the field. While a 4.58-second 40-yard dash is not a blazing time, Wilson plays much faster than that and has the size to complement that speed well.

If the Vikings are going to wait on a wide receiver in this draft, Michael Wilson is an intriguing option to consider on Day 3.