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The Vikings have a menacing wideout duo in Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. But Minnesota, like so many other teams, start to drop off in talent beyond the first two wide receivers on the depth chart.

That makes the wide receiver three battle pretty important. The Vikings could use a wideout with big-play potential to fill the void at wide receiver three.

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer recently talked about that spot:

“It’s really hard to tell,” Zimmer said. “I really like some of these guys. Some of the young guys we drafted. Even Blake Proehl, I think he’s done a nice job. We still got [Chad] Beebe. K.J. Osborn has had a really nice camp. Even [Dan] Chisena has done a really good job when we thought of him being maybe just a special teams player. They’ve all kind of grown as they’re moving forward here. Thank goodness we have some of these preseason games to get a look at some of these guys as well. But I think once we get into camp, we’ll find out a little more about some of them.”

The wide receiver Minnesota drafted, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, would be an interesting choice. It’s a big role to put on a fifth-rounder, but if Smith-Marsette can take the top off the defense every now and then, the Vikings could be looking at a changed offense.