Tagged: Adam Thielen, Brandon Zylstra, Cayleb Jones, chad beebe, jake wieneke, Jeff badet, kendall wright, korey robertson, Laquon treadwell, Stacey Coley, Stefon Diggs, Tavarres King, vikings wide receivers, zay jones
- July 9, 2018 at 9:31 am #49822
- July 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm #49823cka2nd
I have very little faith in Treadwell sticking as the WR3, whereas I feel that Wright could possibly form a very solid working relationship with Cousins. I wouldn’t mind seeing either of them traded at the end of camp if some other team has lost a (lower-level) WR2 or WR3 to injury.
I can’t get a good handle on which of the eight other guys have the best shot at sticking, either on the 53-man active roster or the practice squad, but if I had to guess, Coley, Robertson and Zylstra have the best shot, followed by Jones and King. However, given how few snaps a WR5 or WR6 can expect to get on this team – unless you’ve got years of NFL experience like Jarius Wright and Michael Floyd had – I’d rather roster seven cornerbacks, including both Holton Hill and Marcus Sherels, than keep a sixth wideout, especially if he is unlikely to return punts or kick-offs, or make up much of a proportion of the 300+ special teams snaps Sherels give us. I don’t think keeping a fifth defensive end on the final roster makes much sense either, for pretty much the same reasons, a lack of defensive (as opposed to offensive) snaps, no help in the return game, and not much better in coverage than Sherels.
- July 23, 2018 at 9:08 pm #49824LBVikingsModeratorNewbieRank: Newbie
The thing about Treadwell vs Wright is that they aren’t really competing against each other. When they need another outside guy, they’ll go to Treadwell. When they need a slot guy, they’ll go Wright. Tavarres King may be Treadwell’s only true competition for that honor. Whether that makes him WR3 or not is really an in-name-only distinction. His actual role on the team is pretty much determined
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