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The Minnesota Vikings began welcoming players to Winter Park on Tuesday for their “Top-30” annual draft prospect event, which uses many of their allotted 30 pre-draft visits that each NFL team is allowed to conduct. It’s a good opportunity to bring the players in all at once to meet the coaches and team personnel, and go out to dinner and see how they interact as a group.

It is no secret the Vikings have invested some time and interest in finding a wide receiver this draft season, and Laquon Treadwell of Mississippi and Josh Doctson of TCU seem to be the top two targets getting most of the Vikings attention. Typically the Vikings have not been a heavy smoke screen team that wastes time on players they are not genuinely high on, that’s good news for Treadwell and Doctson. However, at the same time they’re also very good at not showing their hand on other players they covet enough to draft.

So, with a grain of salt, here is a partial list of names rumored to be invited to the event.

Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
K.J. Maye, WR, Minnesota
Rees Odhiambo, OL, Boise State
Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama
Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
K.J. Dillon, S, West Virginia
Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
Eric Murray, CB, Minnesota
Briean Boddy-Calhoun, CB, Minnesota
De’Vondre Campbell, LB, Minnesota
Ryan Smith, CB, North Carolina Central

Here are additional names being linked to the Vikings via post season games and workout meetings.

Moritz Wilhelm Boehringer, WR, Germany
Jake Brendel, C, UCLA
Vernon Butler, DT/NT, Louisiana Tech
Devon Cajuste, WR, Stanford
Theiren Cockran, DE/3-4OLB, Minnesota
Trevon Coley, DT, Florida Atlantic
Ken Crawley, CB, Colorado
Darrell Greene, G, San Diego State
Darion Griswold, TE, Arkansas State
Joe Haeg, OT, North Dakota State
Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana
Jordan Jenkins, OLB/3-4OLB, Georgia
Denver Kirkland, G, Arkansas
Darius Latham, DT, Indiana
Steve Longa, OLB, Rutgers
Desmond Morgan, OLB, Michigan
Eric Rawls, CB, Kentucky State
Jarran Reed, DT/3-4DE/NT, Alabama
Roy Robertson-Harris, DE, Texas-El Paso
Jake Rudock, QB, Michigan
Ryan Smith, CB, North Carolina Central
Terrance Smith, OLB/ILB, Florida State
Stephen Weatherly, OLB/DE/3-4OLB, Vanderbilt
Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State