The Vikings drafted USC wide receiver Jordan Addison with the No.23 pick in the NFL draft and here’s the grade.
Some teams get the NFL draft and some teams don’t. The Minnesota Vikings are one of the teams that don’t understand the NFL draft.
Jordan Addison is a really good player. This analysis isn’t about him. In fact, he was my favorite wide receiver in the entire draft. But Minnesota didn’t need a wide receiver and taking a guy that’s going to be your No. 2 at best, simply doesn’t make sense.
Minnesota needs to upgrade on defense. Addison can replace Adam Thielen but there were better players on the board. Here’s the grade.
Grading Vikings No. 23 NFL draft pick of Jordan Addison
Jordan Addison is going to be a productive player and he’s probably going to have one of the best rookie seasons of anyone in the NFL. But the Vikings didn’t need another wide receiver that badly.
Minnesota could have desperately used a cornerback. They also could have used some help on the offensive line or the defensive line.
Over the years, we have learned that wide receivers can be found in the second round, just look at the Packers, who have drafted Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, and last season, Christian Watson in the second round.
Minnesota should have addressed wide receiver on day two. They missed a chance to upgrade their defense and in my estimation, kind of wasted their first-round pick on Jordan Addison.
Will Levis could have been a solid pick. Even Hendon Hooker or one of the many defensive options. Addison is a really talented receiver, but I don’t see how this makes Minnesota much better now or in the future.