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The Vikings aren't really expected to target a WR this early, but one has to admit that it isn't out of the realm of possibilities either.
The Vikings could wind up targeting an impact receiver in free agency first, which would change the target position in the draft, or, they could pull the trigger on a guy like Michael Floyd, and here's why.
Everybody keeps talking about Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma) and granted, the kid is exceptional, but unlikely to be around when Minnesota fires off its second pick.
Notre Dame's Michael Floyd, however, could be a blessing in disguise.
Floyd isn't exactly known for his flashy speed, but he is known for his size and physicality in stride.
Floyd is the type of player who will be difficult to press in the pros, and considering teams may continue to blitz Christian Ponder early next year (or whomever is under center) that could require a receiver like Floyd, as a way of countering the man-press coverage that often associates with blitz packages.
Floyd's apparent downside is his lack of initial explosion at the line of scrimmage, and his off-field issues.
He's still worth the gamble, but there is also the strong chance he could fall a bit in the rankings which could up the overall value.
As a side note, let's see how many fantasy football writers mix him up with San Diego's Malcom Floyd.