Who Will Be the Vikings WR3 in 2024?

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Many questions surround the Minnesota Vikings during this offseason. Will Kirk Cousins be back? If so, for how long and how much? Will Justin Jefferson be extended or traded? Will Danielle Hunter also be re-signed?

Who Will Be the Vikings WR3 in 2024?

However, here is another one that has not been talked about very much. Who will be the team’s third wide receiver?

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K.J. Osborn will be entering free agency, but it is hard to imagine him returning to the team. If Jefferson is back in 2024 (it will be surprising if he is not), he and Jordan Addison will, of course, be the top two.

Given that this team has bigger needs, it would be smart to draft a wide receiver rather than re-signing Osborn or adding another one via free agency or trade. Last season, Osborn’s production went down as well. Last season, he caught 48 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns after catching 60 passes for 650 yards and five touchdowns the previous season.

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North Carolina’s Devontez Walker could possibly be the guy. Walter Football has him going into the third round, which Minnesota does not have a pick in. Maybe Walker still gets drafted in the third, but they trade into that round and get him. Perhaps he falls into the fourth, and Minnesota will take him there.

Brandon Powell is a free agent and had a good year. He was their fourth wide receiver when Jefferson was in the lineup, but if they re-sign him, he could be their third, and if they draft a wide receiver, the rookie would be the fourth. Jalen Nailor will be entering year three. Both he and the rookie could battle for the fourth spot.

Osborn is a decent wide receiver, but it would be wise not to re-sign him. The best choice would be to sign Powell and then draft another wide receiver.

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The third wide receiver is nowhere near one of Minnesota’s biggest question marks, but definitely an underrated one and should not be ignored.