Welcome to the latest in a series of slideshows that power rank the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time by position. Each week will feature a different position, and the best Vikings to take the field at that position will be ranked from fifth to first.
How does a guy get on the list?
It's all about being a Viking. While stats are taken into account, there are more subjective criteria as well. There's a certain feel to those classic Vikings standing on the sideline at Met Stadium in freezing conditions with steam coming out of their face masks. Those are the quintessential Vikings to many fans.
Certain players, such as Mike Morris and Scott Studwell, would have fit perfectly in that era. Those are true Vikings. Other players, particularly Adrian Peterson, would have been fun in any era.
These lists are filled with players who epitomize what it means to be a Viking.
Last week, we covered the safeties. This week, we'll focus on wide receivers.
In the rich history of the Minnesota Vikings (and the less prestigious history of these lists), there have been a bevy of outstanding wide receivers. This was, by far, the most difficult list in the series to compile. Some really outstanding pass catchers have been left off.
A few of the guys who did make the list are amongst the greatest players to ever wear purple, regardless of position.
Click on as we power rank the top wide receivers in Minnesota Vikings history.
All statistics courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference unless otherwise noted.