2013 NFL Mock Draft: Vikings projected to take WR Keenan Allen

Jason O. Watson

In his latest mock draft, SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn projects the Minnesota Vikings to select Cal wide receiver Kennan Allen.

With the Vikings' offense lacking a true threat at wide receiver this season, Minnesota may attempt to remedy that problem in the NFL Draft.

SB Nation's Matthew Fairburn predicts in his latest Mock Draft that the Vikings will select Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen with the 23rd pick in the first round:

The Vikings were completely one dimensional in the second half of the season after losing Percy Harvin due to injury. Minnesota needs to find another wide receiver this offseason, and with Keenan Allen still on the board, this pick is a no-brainer. Allen is a solid athlete who is the most physical wide receiver in the draft. He understands how to get body position and is dangerous after the catch.

While Minnesota's rushing offense was impressive during the regular season, ranking second in the NFL with 164.6 yards per game, the Vikings' passing game struggled. Minnesota averaged 171.9 yards per game through the air, which ranked 31st in the league.

Allen missed the final three games of the 2012 season with a knee injury. Still, he managed to compile 737 yards and six touchdowns in nine games for Cal. Last season, when he was healthy all year, Allen caught 98 passes for 1,348 yards and six scores.

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