Sansevere: Minnesota needs to draft a WR in the 1st-Round

Mike Zimmer
Nov 12, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. Minnesota Vikings defeated Washington Redskins 38-30. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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).