Anyone that follows the Minnesota Vikings, knows that they desperately need help at wide receiver. The team got some assistance when they inked Greg Jennings to a lucrative contract earlier this offseason, but other than that, they’ve remained quiet in free agency. With only Jerome Simpson and Jarius Wright returning from last year’s squad, should the Vikings still be pursuing receivers in the free agent market?
The answer is – yes.
While most of the top-tier talents are off the board, many quality receivers still remain unsigned. This would include – Julian Edelman, Brandon Lloyd, Darrius Heyward-Bey, and Devery Henderson, just to name a few. While you certainly wouldn’t call any of those receivers ‘elite,’ they’re still solid players that can add depth to the position.
The Vikings have essentially just replaced Percy Harvin with Jennings, and while he’s a better true receiver than Harvin, the team still hasn’t drastically improved their roster at wide out. They’ve cut out some bad players, but still have yet to add talent beyond Jennings.
Of the players mentioned above, I’d like to see Minnesota target one of the former New England Patriots. Edelman and Lloyd are both solid receivers who could easily slide into the third receiver spot on the roster. There’s way more upside with Edelman, though, as he’s only 26-years old.
Those are just a few options the team has to bolster the roster at wide out. Fans really won’t care who it is, just that the team goes out and signs at least one more receiver. Obviously, the draft will be a spot where the franchise should pick up at least one more pass-catcher, but in the meantime, Minnesota needs a veteran to add some depth.
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