6 wide receivers the Vikings could select in the 2023 NFL Draft
By Clay Vasquez
Cedric Tillman (Tennessee)
Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 213 pounds
- 37 Receptions
- 417 Yards
- 3 Touchdowns
- 11.3 Yards Per Catch
When you look at the stats for Cedric Tillman, there is definitely a lot to be desired. While an ankle injury in 2022 could be used in his defense, it is also something that could be a cause for concern as well. If Minnesota isn’t sold on Hyatt out of Tennessee however, they could find their guy with his running mate, and at a cheaper price.
Cedric Tillman is not the explosive threat that Jaylin Hyatt is, but where Tillman excels is something that Minnesota has also been lacking at receiver, and that’s his physicality.
Standing 6-foot-3 and weighing 213 pounds, it’s clear that Tillman is a big-bodied receiver, and his play style aligns with his size. Tillman is an excellent blocking receiver, which could be a trait that wins Kevin O’Connell over just off that alone.
Tillman is also a contested catch specialist, with his imposing physical prowess and great hands making him an immediate red zone threat for any team that drafts him. Tillman does lack in the top-line speed and agility that other receivers possess in this draft, and he may be limited in his versatility just as with Hyatt, but if the Minnesota Vikings are looking to get bigger and stronger there may not be a better receiving prospect than Tillman to fill that need.