5 players rising up the Vikings 2024 draft board after the Senior Bowl and 3 falling

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Riser No. 5

Luke McCaffrey - WR (Rice)

There were a lot of receivers who showed out at the Senior Bowl. Roman Wilson, Ladd McConkey, and Brendan Rice all were phenomenal and are seeing a rise in their stock, but another pass catcher who made waves was Rice's Luke McCaffery.

The first thing that sticks out about McCaffery is that last name. Yes, he is the son of Ed McCaffery and the brother of Christian, so football clearly runs through his veins.

He is a former quarterback turned receiver, so he has a better understanding of ball placement and where he should cut off his routes to make life easiest for his quarterback.

McCaffrey was excellent in one-on-ones, displaying quick footwork, and precision route running. His hands have been questioned in some of his pre-draft write-ups, but the dude was catching everything thrown his way in Mobile, and he even had a stellar one-handed grab in the game itself.

He is viewed as a slot receiver, and putting him in there with Jefferson and Addison on the outside has the potential to be a very dangerous trio.

McCaffrey also provides value as a punt returner, which will only increase his value to teams. McCaffrey is an interesting prospect and one who the Vikings surely bumped up in their rankings after his week at the Senior Bowl.