Receiver No. 5
Myself and many other Vikings fans have been clamoring for the team to bring in former Minnesota Golden Gopher Tyler Johnson at some point.
His name was a popular one in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the Vikings took K.J. Osborn instead. That looks like the right move, but one has to wonder how things would've worked out for Johnson had he not landed on a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team loaded with veteran talent.
Johnson is a stoutly built wide receiver, standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 206 pounds. He doesn't have top-shelf speed, but he is physical and possesses some decent mitts.
He has shown the ability to produce at the NFL level. As stated above, he was buried on the Bucs depth chart with names like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown ahead of him.
Tampa also had tight end Rob Gronkowski getting a ton of targets, so all Johnson had to feast on was table scraps. He made the most out of those scraps in 2021 when he hauled in 36 passes for 360 yards.
The new Vikings regime hasn't been shy about bringing in former Golden Gophers. They could keep that theme alive by plucking Johnson off the Los Angeles Rams practice squad and using him as a red zone target once he gets familiar with the playbook.