Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
The Vikings' weak spots are along the offensive line, in the defensive backfield, and at wide receiver. The team addressed offensive line by signing Andre Smith and Alex Boone in the off seasons. The team also re-signed Andrew Sendejo to play strong safety and they also brought in Michael Griffin. That leaves wide receiver as the top need going into the draft as they lost Mike Wallace to the Ravens. Bringing in a legitimate Number 1 will help the breakout rookie from last year, Stefon Diggs, to continue to be a threat as teams were able to key in on him with the lack of other viable options.
The Vikings run to the podium to select Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss. A Top 10, if not Top 5 prospect, Treadwell is physically gifted and is the best WR in the draft at everything but speed. But, he will fight for balls and can use his strength and physical abilities to attack the ball. Treadwell is a competitor, is a great blocker in the run game, and can break tackles to turn short gains into long ones. What he lacks in speed, he makes up for with the rest of his athletic ability. He will give Teddy Bridgewater a go-to receiver and will help him take the next step in his development. With this pick, the Vikings will solidify their offense, give Adrian Peterson more room to run, and Treadwell will be a legitimate threat not just in the NFC North but in the NFL.
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