Vikings 'not honed in on a receiver' with first pick
Not many NFL analysts don't have a wide receiver falling to the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd pick of the first round, but general manager Rick Spielman isn't so set on that decision.
"We are not honed in on a receiver in the first round," Spielman told reporters on Tuesday.
The Vikings have had trouble finding a real number one receiver for years. The impactful addition of Stefon Diggs in the fifth round of last year's draft gives Spielman confidence that he doesn't need to spend his first-rounder on a pass-catcher.
"Like I said, we spend a lot of time at all these positions, but I do think there's a lot of quality at that position as you go down through it," Spielman said. "There's different styles, different types, small ones, tall ones. I've mentioned earlier, we don't look so much at the height, per se, as the catching radius. There's fast guys, there's possession guys, so there's a lot of different flavors."
Without a tremendous amount of talent at the position despite a particular lack of speed, there's no guarantee that an appropriately valued receiver will be available.