Player No. 4
Curtis Samuel - WR
2023 Team: Washington Commanders
The Vikings' 1-2 punch of Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison is amazing, but after those two-star players, the receiving room drops off a cliff.
Minnesota isn't going to need a third star receiver, but having a competent playmaker as the third guy is a big need for the Vikings.
Curtis Samuel is a player who would be perfect in the Vikings system, as he is prolific when the ball is in his hands. He has shown stellar ability not only as a receiver but can even run the ball effectively in a limited fashion.
Samuel has stayed healthy lately, and his production is solid, so why would it be a risk to sign him? The biggest issue with signing Samuel is the validity of paying a fairly decent-sized contract for a WR3.
The Vikings aren't super tight on money, but signing Samuel would potentially mean losing out on a Minnesota player to re-sign, or another free agent.
Samuel has proven to be a commodity in the NFL, as his versatility would fit into any offense around the league.
There is no concern with his on-the-field production, but could Minnesota rationalize paying for Samuel? That is the risk that he would bring if he came to the Vikings.