Minnesota Vikings: Full Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Wide Receiver

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Minnesota Vikings: Full Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Wide Receiver
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Heading toward any NFL draft, a perusal of sports sites that predicts what teams will do has a heading for each team that reads "Biggest Needs."

For the first time in several years, "wide receiver" wasn't listed in that category for the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. That might have been tough to believe on March 11, 2013, when the Vikings traded their best receiver, Percy Harvin, to the Seattle Seahawks.

On that date it felt like it might take Minnesota quite some time to get its receiver corps up to snuff.

Just five days later, though, the Vikings made a big splash in free agency by signing veteran wideout Greg Jennings away from the Green Bay Packers. Minnesota then made a trade to move back into the first round in the 2013 draft, and selected Cordarrelle Patterson, the talented but raw receiver who had played one season at Tennessee.

A year later, the Vikings were pretty well-set at wide receiver, and they head into the summer of 2014 with some nice depth at the position. Training camp will feature some intense positional battles for the Vikings, and the fifth receiver spot is one that is wide open.

Here we'll rank the Vikings wideouts heading into the summer and give some analysis of what to expect from each player.

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