Vikings Need No. 4
The Vikings already have Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison, and this isn’t one of those weird articles where we trade Jefferson in search of a quarterback. But the Vikings have issues behind their two-star receivers and need to find a viable solution heading into next year.
K.J. Osborn was supposed to fill this role, but an underwhelming season could mean the end of his time in Minnesota. Jalen Nailor couldn’t stay healthy enough to find his way onto the field, and Brandon Powell is more of a role player and punt returner at this point in his career.
This won’t be a spot where the Vikings will look to break the bank – especially when they have to pay Jefferson this spring. But there should be opportunities to fill the role in free agency with Gabriel Davis, Tyler Boyd, and Curtis Samuel as potential targets.
A draft pick at receiver can’t be ruled out as well, as Florida State’s Keon Coleman, North Carolina’s Tez Walker, and Michigan's Roman Wilson are possibilities.
With T.J. Hockenson’s return from a multi-ligament knee injury uncertain, the Vikings will have to find someone to become the third target in the offense, and their best bet could come by adding another receiver.