Sansevere: Minnesota needs to draft a WR in the 1st-Round
Will he do it again?
Will Mike Zimmer push to draft another cornerback in the first round?
With the legal mess Jeff Gladney is in and Zimmer’s obsessive-compulsive proclivity for drafting cornerbacks, you know damn well it could happen.
But should it?
The addition of veteran kick-ass cornerback Patrick Peterson should put Zimmer in a stand-down mode when it comes to selecting another CB high in the draft.
If I’m Zimmer, I’d want a sure thing because I may not be around in 2022 if 2021 sucks. So I want a kid who comes in and immediately makes an impact that increases the probability of winning games and battens down my job security.
Which is why, if I’m Zimmer, I take whichever of these three wide receivers still is available: LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, Alabama’s DeVonta Smith or ‘Bama’s Jaylen Waddle.
Each is a stud. Each could have the kind of impact Justin Jefferson did as a rookie.
If the offensive line is a crap show once again, having another elite pass-catching option for Kirk Cousins isn’t a maybe. It’s a must.
If all three wideouts are gone, then go to a Plan B. But if one of them is there, don’t think about it, just snatch him up. Go with Plan WR.
Bob Sansevere hosts The BS Show, a daily podcast that also is broadcast on radio stations in Duluth (KDAL), Hibbing (WNMT) and St. Cloud (WBHR).