Vikings need receiver(s) to step up behind Thielen, Diggs

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The Vikings have one of the best one-two combinations at receiver in all of football. Behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, however, it’s not clear who will step up on the depth chart in 2018.

Jarius Wright was cut, and the team signed Kendall Wright with the idea that he will replace Jarius in the slot. In a Wednesday visit to PFT Live, Diggs explained that former first-rounder Laquon Treadwell and second-year product Stacy Coley have looked good during offseason workouts.

Tight end Kyle Rudolph enhances the pass-catching corps, and Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen recently explained on the #PFTPM podcast that the Vikings have high hopes for Central Michigan fifth-round rookie tight end Tyler Conklin.

To hear everything Diggs had to say about the team’s receivers and everything else that came up, check out the video of his appearance.

22 responses to “Vikings need receiver(s) to step up behind Thielen, Diggs

  1. This time of year we hear over and over about how great every practice squad player, every second year man and every undrafted free agent is playing. And then for some reason they slowly vanish before the season. If we don’t have a clear number three now, I hope the hype around one of these other guys is for real. With Diggs and Thelen out there, it is a great chance for someone to thrive in the slot if they have the talent and frankly injuries happen so it would be good to be a little deep. But I honestly don’t know who they’re going to count on. Treadwell?

  2. Treadwell can’t get open. if he doesn’t excel in the pre season i can see him getting cut.

    don’t forget david morgan. he is also a great tight end. vikings might have 3 tight ends to go to this year.

    also, Dalvin Cook will be a big role in the passing game.

  3. Treadwell 2018 contract 1.3 million, 2019 1.9 million.
    2020 he’s gone unless Cousins can bring out the best in him. Very disappointing.

  4. The Vikes will have a chip on their shoulders this year. Get your popcorn ready, this is gonna be a blast.

  5. Anxious to see what Coley’s got.
    Hopeful to see what Kendall Wright’s got.
    Don’t believe in what Treadwell’s got.

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 13, 2018 at 8:39 pm
    Well it’s not like they’re counting on a rookie corner to come in and start.
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    How is this post relevant to the story?

  7. Just cut Laquon RE-Treadwell, He is a big time bust. Another of Ricks failed 1st rounders, Lets see.. There was Patterson…GONE, Bridgewater…GONE, Floyd…GONE, A traded 1st for Sammy Sleeves…GONE! that leaves 2 DB’s and Barr out of 9 picks that will still be on the team since 2014 when Treadware gets cut at the end of this season. Nice job Trader Rick. I’d suggest trading ALL of your 1st round picks for 2nd-5th round picks from here on out! AWFUL…
    OR let the equipment guy pick, he couldn’t do worse! And I’m a Vikings fan.. It is sure a good thing you have Zimmer to get the most out of your picks to cover your A**…just saying…

  8. in all fairness I get why they drafted trade well. His work ethic is exceptional. Supposedly he’s first practice and last to leave. He’s been running stairs in the stadium and working hard. From a character standpoint he seems like the kind of guy the Vikings would want. Trouble is he doesn’t appear to be much of a receiver. But he had a strong college career, and seems like with success at that level and a willingness to work hard, he was Worth a shot. It just didn’t work out. But I get why they took him

  9. Ryan says:

    June 13, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I see the Vikings taking a step back in 2018, they just aren’t that deep. 8-8


    The Vikings went 8-8 in 2016 when they lost their entire offensive line to injuries. Otherwise they have one 11 or more games 2 out of the last 3 years.

    I could only see that big of a drop off if things really go wrong with the injury bug.

    How are they not deep? They have a lot of deph on defense line, corners and safties. They are super deep at WR and TE. And they have two good RB’s. I think the only place they aren’t deep is on Offensive Line. If they have another injury bug like 2016, I could see 8-8. But I see 11 games this year. I supposed that’s a drop off.

  10. filthymcnasty3 says:
    June 14, 2018 at 10:19 am

    A typical Spieldope bust.
    What is typical about it? He was a receiver with good technique, great work ethic but struggles getting separation. What other busts are similar that would make this “typical”? Typical like Bridgewater and Floyd who had career-threatening injuries? Typical like Patterson who had great talent but lacks the work-ethic?

  11. Remember the buzz on draft day when the Vikings spent a First rounder (for the record, the Vikings did get their pick in on time) on Treadslow. All the Viking fans were saying this is just what the Vikings needed, a big possession receiver for the Red Zone, Superbowl here we come.

    Now two years later, its more of the same, Treadslow is going to bust out this year, the operative word there being bust. Because that is what he is, a bust.

  12. Treadwell is still only 23 years young and Thielen and Diggs are one of the best Duo’s in the game and all these idiots expect him to break up that dynamic? Also, Rudolph is a top 5 TE who commands attention as well. Make those contested catches, improve his route running and the sky is the limit as he’s already an excellent blocker with decent hands. Treads just needs to continue to get better every day and he has the work ethic to do that. He’s lost 5 lbs since the combine and his leg is fully healed, so I’m optimistic he doubles his output this season.

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