The NFL Offseason is here. And just like any other year, the rumors and roster cuts are all the rage. Our favorite team has made several moves to help us get out of salary cap hell, but there’s still a lot to be desired for roster moves, and right now I’m looking at that Wide Receiver room. Besides our boy Adam Thielen and the future HOFer Justin Jefferson, we barely have a pass-catcher on the roster that can do damage (not you, Irv). Here are a few options for the Vikings to explore to help make this offense a true juggernaut.
Emmanuel SandersThis past week the Saints cut Sanders to free some cap space. The Aint’s are in huge trouble, as they are still $50 million over the cap. Serves them right. I love the idea of Emmanuel Sanders in purple. A veteran presence and a former Super Bowl champ is exactly what this locker room needs. The one catch on Sanders is his price tag as he was making over $8 million last year, and that’s as much cap room as we have currently. It would take some convincing with the current state of the team. Don’t forget the fact that he would be moving from the warm bayou to cold ass Minnesota.
Interesting that a former Jag shows up on my list, but there’s a lot of good things to look into with getting Keelan Cole. He’s only 27 and has a lot left in the tank. His WR’s coach from last year is now our WR coach in Keenan McCardell, and best of all, he would probably be the cheapest option on this list. Now you might be asking, why am I so high on Keelan Cole? He played for the fucking Jaguars Age, we don’t want him. Take a look at this video then and tell me this addition would be silly.
Devonta SmithThe most intriguing part of the mock draft process is looking at the mocks this early and knowing almost nothing. So far when I’ve checked out some mocks, this name has popped into play as an outlier despite other positional needs. But who wouldn’t be happy with a Heisman trophy winner sliding to you in the teens? DeVonta Smith could be a generational Wide Receiver, and yet he’s the 3rd best wideout on most big boards. This would be a bit of a risky play to take him since our lineman are getting constantly destroyed. But if the offense is really as legit as we all saw last year, this could be a gold mine we’re sitting on.
This last name is a darkhorse candidate. In doing some late-night draft research on YouTube, I stumbled upon his highlight tape. I got about 20 seconds into it and immediately screamed. Standing at 6’6″, TJ Vasher from Texas Tech has the potential to be the next natural freak in the NFL. When I watch him it reminds me a lot of A.J. Green. This guy is like a lankier Megatron. Imagine having him on this roster, mossing Kevin King in the end zone. Check the tape and see it for yourself.These are just a few guys we would love to see in purple this fall. After this offense showed out as the 3rd best in franchise history, we are due to pick up another playmaker and keep the momentum rolling. Of course with my luck. Zim would draft another corner.
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