Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have multiple holes that need to be addressed. This week on KFAN.com, there will be a series of draft prospects being highlighted before the draft starts on Thursday night.
If the Vikings decide to address cornerback and offensive line in the first round, a wide receiver could be in play in round two. The depth of this receiving class allows the Vikings to attack other needs and could even wait longer than round two to find value at the wide receiver position.
Former Colorado receiver Laviska Shenault will more than likely not drop out of the second round and could be selected anywhere from late in the first round to the end of round two. If he’s available with the Vikings 58th pick, he would be a great value pick.
It is more than likely that he will be off the board by pick 58, but Shenault could be a name worth trading up for. He is coming into the draft off an injury, and weirder things have happened than a top rated receiver falling down the board in a historically deep receiving class.
Shenault is one of the best receivers in this draft class in terms of yards after the catch. He plays with a physical demeanor and has solid hands on top of it. With his size, strength and good hands, he is able to go up and win the battle in contested catches as well.
The core muscle injury he’s coming off of may be a concern to some teams, but Shenault is going to be the real deal at the next level. His physicality and ability to make plays after the catch will excite some teams, and he could go anywhere from the late first to the back half of the second round. He is one of the most versatile players in this draft class and could turn into one of the best to come out of it. If he’s available for the Vikings in the second round, Shenault should be given a good look.
Stay tuned for more draft profiles coming throughout this week on KFAN.com. The profiles will be addressing positions of need for the Vikings, and there will also be reaction pieces available after each day of the draft.