NFL rookie Josh Doctson

NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings Selecting Josh Doctson In NFL Draft

NFL rumors have been swirling around Josh Doctson. He is one of the best wide receivers coming out of the college ranks. Several teams will be in need of a talented receiver. According to CBS Sports, one team that could potentially be interested in selecting him in this year’s NFL Draft will be the Minnesota Vikings. The team is looking to bring in someone who can help kick start the Vikings offense. Doctson would give Teddy Bridgewater a deep threat that the team has been looking for.

Among the wide receiver class in this year’s NFL Draft, Josh Doctson is believed to be the most pro ready. He has all the skill set to become a great wide receiver. Doctson has the size, athleticism, leaping ability, and hands. During his time at TCU, Doctson had a knack for making big plays. He is a player that will go up and fight for the 50-50 balls and come down with it. Doctson may have the best hands in the upcoming draft.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater
Teddy Bridgewater [Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images]
Last season, Teddy Bridgewater had an adequate year for the Minnesota Vikings. That’s not all his fault. Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner ran a majority of the offense through superstar running back Adrian Peterson. Bridgewater posted over 3,000 yards and 14 touchdowns. Teddy was named to his first Pro Bowl this past season. He didn’t have too many reliable wide receivers for most of the season. That was until Stefon Diggs burst onto the scene from out of nowhere.

The Minnesota Vikings have one of the best running backs in the NFL in Adrian Peterson. Behind the former Oklahoma Sooners star, the Vikings were the fourth best in the league in terms of rushing yards. Peterson was also the top rusher in the entire National Football League. He rushed for 1,485 yards on 327 attempts this season. Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner will keep running the offense through Peterson for the next couple of years. That means Josh Doctson wouldn’t be pressured to produce major numbers right away.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson [Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images]
Last season, Stefon Diggs produced a solid season for the Minnesota Vikings. He was a fifth-round selection in last year’s NFL Draft. Diggs posted 52 receptions for 720 yards and four touchdowns in rookie season. He was the leading receiver for the Vikings. Last year, Minnesota traded for Mike Wallace. They brought him in hoping he would be the number one wide receiver. The Vikings were hoping his deep threat ability would be able to help Teddy Bridgewater and the passing game. Things didn’t work out for him. The team cut him after one season.

The Minnesota Vikings had one of the worst offensive lines in terms of protecting the quarterback. That was the number one priority for the team this offseason. The Vikings did just that by signing Alex Boone and Andre Smith. Boone signed a four-year contract worth $26.8 million. The former San Francisco 49ers was one of the best offensive linemen last season. Boone is a versatile player who can play every position on the offensive line. Smith signed a one-year deal worth $4.5 million.

Minnesota Vikings guard Alex Boone
Alex Boone [Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images]
The Minnesota Vikings have high hopes with the team they have. Last season, they won the NFC North. The Vikings will be looking to get back to the Playoffs and winning an NFL Championship.

The Minnesota Vikings are in need of a deep threat. The team focused on fixing the offensive line during free agency. Now that the line is all set, the Vikings will be looking to draft a wide receiver in this year’s NFL Draft. Josh Doctson could potentially be the right guy.

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